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Green Cast Live House, Japan

From series “Unique Living Houses”
Year: 2011.

In Japan, you can see the unusual house with a green facade in Odawara. The house called Green Cast is one of the most striking modern attractions. It is an excellent reminder of the fact that even the big cities are a part of nature. Green Cast stands among other buildings with its bright facade decorated with live plants.

Green Cast Live House, Japan The building is located near the railway station of Odawara. The residence occupies area of ​​more than 1 000 square meters. The house was built in 2011. Experts from the renowned design and architecture studio Kengo Kuma and Associates were working on the project. The cheapest and the most available materials were used to construct the building. Its facade is faced with plates of cast aluminum. Those plates are covered with the special material, decayed styrene foam. It makes the facade look very impressive and harmonious.

The main decoration of the building are flower beds on facade. They represent only part of a complex system of vertical garden. Aluminum plates are equipped with a special watering devices, as well as ventilation and drains allowing to care for plants in optimal way. The five-storey building is multifunctional. Its upper floors serve for offices. The second floor houses a clinic and a pharmacy. The unique project by Kengo Kuma and Associates is a great reminder that there is a place for real nature even in large modern cities. To the beginning - House Garden of Anne and Robin Strange

Green Cast Live House - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'JA Mishimakannami Taishamae Branch' located in 16 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Eneos Hakonesengokuhara SS' in 1.47 km
Supermarket: 'Takamura Milk Shop' in 1.84 km
Parking: 'Parking' in 1.33 km
Police station: 'Kogen Substation' in 0.94 km
Railway station: 'Ubako Station' in 1.11 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Atsugi Naf Airport NJA - in 38 km
 »  Oshima Airport OIM - in 61 km
 »  Haneda Airport HND - in 77 km
 »  Narita Airport NRT - in 137 km
 »  Matsumoto Airport MMJ - in 140 km
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Best hotels near Live House Green Cast


Located in 0 km from Live House Green Cast
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Rooms: 3
Guests can relax in Japanese Yukata robes at the air-conditioned rooms, which features tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. A TV, … More: photo, rates and booking
Palace Hotel Hakone

Located in 1 km from Live House Green Cast
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Rooms: 97
Rooms are fitted with relaxing natural colours and elegant décor, and come with a flat-screen TV and a fridge. Free in-room wired internet is … More: photo, rates and booking
Resorpia Hakone

Located in 2 km from Live House Green Cast
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Rooms: 159
The Hakone Resorpia offers a free shuttle to/from both Goura Station and Odawara Station. It has a 24-hour front desk that offers luggage storage and … More: photo, rates and booking
Merveille Hakone Gora

Located in 3 km from Live House Green Cast
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Rooms: 54
The air-conditioned rooms feature a TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags. You can sit at the spacious seating area and wear the … More: photo, rates and booking

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