Shima by Keitaro Muto Architects
Shima has a minimal internal courtyard located in Gifu, Japan, designed by Keitaro Muto Architects. The home is configured around an internal courtyard that can be viewed from three sides of the home. As such, visual transparency is provided for most of the entire ground floor living space. For the upper levels, skylights and light wells provide natural light, as well as small windows used to maintain the privacy of the residents.