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Reminds me of our recent trip to Japan. Stunning simplicity in construction and gorgeous, secret courtyards like this are so dreamy in traditional Japanese homes!

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Asian Water Garden: This garden takes advantage of the natural landscape of Yachats, Oregon, combining it with the simplicity and tranquility of Asian garden design to create a living courtyard surrounded by the residence.

Walls, ceilings, and floors are all made of same material. The lighting is mostly taken care of by a skylight, additional lighting being very simple. One "living wall" makes a ridiculously interesting focal point!

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Inspiration for Pool House Shower Tori Tori Restaurant Vertical Garden, Polanco, Mexico City by Rojkind Arquitectos + ESRAWE Studio

Farmers in different regions of the country had houses that were adapted to local conditions. The houses built in the gassho style in Shirakawa-go, ...

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Is that a spa?!

Modern garden ideas often use traditional Asian design elements. Design of modern garden ideas should facilitate a modern lifestyle that includes spaces for relaxing and entertaining.

Daitoku-ji Complex, Kōtō-in temple, Kyoto, Japan

For more Japanese gardening tips, see book, Shamanic Gardening: Timeless Techniques for the Modern Sustainable Garden

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