Were there any guidelines that you gave Shin Ohori and the General Design team for this development?
Yes, I knew I wanted two, 2-meter dome tents to act as bedrooms on the roof of the structure. We also wanted to strictly use natural materials from the village area when building. Keeping the wooden walls and surfaces free of paint was another request of ours. In order to preserve a 100% compostable development, we avoided the use of any paint or chemicals. If any of the wood in the structure were to deteriorate, we would replace it, one piece at a time. Those were the basic guidelines that I requested.