i think the barest boundary between nature and house is beautiful here. floating, sunlight.
but, i am not a fan of the indoor-outdoor-rear-extension-bi-fold-door-bring-the-outdoors-in terrace house renovation here in australia. now why is that i wonder. i think i just like the nooks and crannies too much. but sunlight, that is essential.
i am no expert, but i see in many of the tezuka houses a continuation of the nakaniwa internal courtyard, sliding fusuma (doors) and engawa (internal/external verandah) of the machiya i love. but these are machiya with the roof off and sunlight streaming in.
designboom interview (they are husband and wife).
all images are via tezuka architects site.