The Weekend House by Kazunari Sakamoto Architectural Laboratory on Lake Yamanaka is combating earthquake threats with a flexible timber frame. In traditional Japanese design, the walls and windows are a geometric finess combining the horizontal trellis lines with tinted polycarbonate cladding. The space up in the hilltops of Fujiyoshida perpetuates serenity and tranquility. Almost an untouchable escape from the unstoppable course of nature.

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Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.