Futuristic Pyramid House Is Based On An Ancient Design

This house might look like it's straight out of the future, but it's actually based on the oldest house design in Japan: the pit dwelling.

Pit dwellings were built by placing a steep thatched roof over a hole dug in the ground. That's just what architect Makoto Tanijiri did for a family in Saljo, Japan.

As you can see, what appears to be a solid pyramid sticking out of the ground from the street actually sits on a room with windows on all sides. I'm not sure I'd want to live in a home designed quite like this, but it's pretty awesome nonetheless. [Yatzer via Book of Joe]

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