On a narrow, kinked plot, the Grass Cave house is a series of grassy platforms, which contain the small house. From the street, a large platform looms overhead, covering the entrance and car park. Inside, frosted glass lets in light, while maintaining privacy. A central core houses a pantry and bathroom on the first and ground floor, and serves as a light well and a ventilation stack. http://www.frameweb.com/news/grass-cave-house-by-makiko-tsukada-architects
Located on a narrow, kinked plot in an undulating part of Yokohama, the Grass Cave house projects a series of robust grassy platforms, which contain the small house, as well as forming a continuous topography with the adjacent street and hillside. Entering from the street, a large platform looms overhead, supported by a series of impossibly slim steel columns. The inhabitants of the house can park their car underneath and enter their home.