Kazuhiko Kishimoto of Acaa intrigues us with an asymmetrical piece of architecture named Beyond the Hill. Clinging to the ground below, mighty rectangular columns elevate the structure over the rolling crest. This outdoor space is blanketed by a waterfall of staircases, social patio nooks, planted trees, and beams of sunlight. Inside the strength of the design hinges on angles and a slick movement from one open room into another. Using glass divider walls and lovely wooden coverings throughout the home there maintains a natural glow about it. Our favorite feature fixes on the row of living room windows formed to a triangle which grab the most sunlight available and funnel it into the space below. Just brilliant.

 

Photographs © Hiroshi Ueda

Allison

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.