This is a remarkable house built in the woods of Karuizawa, Japan and designed by Kotaro Ide. The house is a vacation home (if only they rented this thing out) and was designed to withstand the seasonal hardships. The name, Shell House, is derived from the elliptical shell/wrapper forms which subtly represent a mollusk.
The best part about this house is the woodwork and how the structure meets with the cement all around the house. Speaking of the cement, don’t those wall transitions look awfully nice to skateboard on?