An old Japanese house has been transformed into a landscape architecture studio featuring a rockery.
Architects' Holiday Houses
Pattern 168: CONNECTION TO THE EARTH___Connect the building to the earth around it by building a series of paths and terraces and steps around the edge. (...) Here, there is an intermediate area, whose surface is connected to the inside of the house - and yet it is in plain outdoors. (...) make the boundary ambiguous - so that it is impossible to say exactly where the building stops and earth begins.___from A Pattern Language
Luxaflex Japanese Design Collection
House of Depth by Japanese architect Kouichi Kimura. Beautiful designed tatami-room.