It is commonly said that circles and spheres are related to accomplishment and perfection. The Pit House, a project developed by UID Architects, in Japan, is one of the most amazing and bizarre living spaces we’ve ever seen. Embracing nature, the house reflects this human need to belong to a whole. The idea of unity, perfect symmetry and fullness is reflected through circularity. Structured around a central circular opening, the living space is a spot dedicated to meditation, surrounded by trees, lush vegetation and pebble stones.
The clients requested a compact house, that focuses on bringing details of green inside. Steel, wood and glass are the main used materials. The first floor is raised with one meter above the ground on a steel structure. As a result, the inhabitant can admire a panoramic view over the city. The interior uses simple design and minimalistic furniture items. Light bulbs hang from the ceiling, intersecting with the trees branches. The result: a joyful play of light and shadows. Breezy, environmentally friendly and cozy, the Pit House invites you to find your spot, sit down and relax. Bohemian, simple and innovative, it encourages an unconventional lifestyle, creating a strong connection between the nature and man. Would you choose such a concept for your home if you would have a choice?
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
These days, a building doesnt just have to look good, it should ideally be good for the environment too. A great example of sustainability spliced with style from the past few years is the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks Retail Park in Ellesmere Port, designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.