Dezeen Debate features "unsettling" staggered housing on Japanese hillside
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Kengo Kuma and Associates has completed Miyanomori, a staggered housing development at the bottom of the Okura Mountain in the city of Sapporo, Japan.
Consisting of 15 homes, the development's staggered plan was designed to provide residents with natural light and scenic views.
Commenters weren't sold on the project. One thought the idea that one resident's balcony is another resident's roof was "unsettling", while another thought the stairs were "too steep".
Other stories in this week's newsletter that fired up the comments section include a seven-storey museum in Limerick by Niall McLaughlin Architects, a suburban house in Croydon by Francesco Pierazzi Architects and a police station in Germany by Wulf Architekten.
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