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Fourth Runner Up: Atelier Tenjinyama in Japan

What is the boundary between indoors and out? Designed with the philosophy that the comfort of outdoor openness is psychologically freeing, the Atelier Tenjinyama in Japan is a study in modern primitivism. Four reinforced concrete walls are mounted on a dirt floor, and covered with a transparent ceiling of shatterproof glass. Tall windows slice through the concrete, opening the bunker up to its urban surroundings. (Continued)