A real life Green House.
This Tokyo five-storey townhouse by Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa is fronted by a stack of gardens. Located in a dense commercial district, this building provides a combined home and workplace for two writers. The site was just four metres wide, so Nishizawa designed a building that has only glass walls to avoid narrowing the interior spaces even further.
Gardens are interspersed with rooms on each of the four floors of the building, creating a screen of plants that mask the facade from the eyes of passing strangers. Glazed walls beyond protect the interior from the elements.