the inner wooden box structure hosts a studio space in which students practice the art of ikebana, or flower arranging. the studio is characterized by a minimal, open plan with an interior clad in wooden panels punctuated by small, irregular punch windows. this scattering of windows offers the studio a warm, ambient lighting condition. life style koubou embarked on the design of an expressive greenhouse and ikebana studio following the 2011 tōhoku earthquake. acting as a small botanical garden, the project aims to uplift the occupants of the neighborhood with a display of nature’s vitality.