japanese firm life style koubou has designed a steel and timber house in domae, fukushima. the scheme takes full advantage of its 76 square meter plot and incorporates nature in the form of plants and trees. the trapezoid-shaped building has three floors, each with a series of voids and solids. a steel framework has been used for the house’s main structure, with the living space built using laminated and panelized cedar planks — a material known as ‘WOOD. ALC’ or ‘W. ALC’ for short.