the Suppose Design Office in Saijo, Hiroshima, Japan
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Pyramid-Shaped House

Hiroshima, Japan

This shiny, black pyramid-looking structure in Hiroshima may seem futuristic and modern, but the architects at the Suppose Design Office were actually inspired by the earliest form of Japanese architecture: pit dwellings. Japan's first pit dwelling dates back to around 200 B.C., when holes were carved into the landscape and covered by thatched roofs.
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