The Seashore Shell House was completed in 2008 by Takeshi Hirobe Architects. Located in the Chiba prefecture — in the greater Tokyo area, this villa by the sea is a wood structure in which the sound of the waves echoes. I love how it was built so that all of the rooms face the ocean, as if giving it a great, big hug.

Seashore Shell House in Japan by Takeshi Hirobe Architects in architecture  Category

Seashore Shell House in Japan by Takeshi Hirobe Architects in architecture  Category

Seashore Shell House in Japan by Takeshi Hirobe Architects in architecture  Category

Seashore Shell House in Japan by Takeshi Hirobe Architects in architecture  Category

Seashore Shell House in Japan by Takeshi Hirobe Architects in architecture  Category

Seashore Shell House in Japan by Takeshi Hirobe Architects in architecture  Category

Seashore Shell House in Japan by Takeshi Hirobe Architects in architecture  Category

Photos by Koichi Torimura.