Nestled in the forests of Japan is an extraordinary house that resembles a spaceship hovering above the ground.
The Shell House Villa is a shell-shaped structure that looks high-tech from the outside and features futuristic technology on the inside (see below).
Using a curved exterior, this building's design contrasts with its forest setting.
The 329 square metre house has a central control system that enables all mechanical and electrical equipment to be managed by three buttons.
There is also a custom-made floor-heating system that minimises the use of heating energy and keeps its residents comfortable year round.