A house whose pristine ocean views are optical illusions

Every view from this house is designed to hide the fact that it is actually part of a crowded suburb. Each window is angled to make it seem as if the house floats alone above the ocean.

The house, created by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects, is called "Nowhere But Sajima." The architects explain:

The tunnel-like space not only controls the line of sight, but its perspective also creates a picture-frame effect to the view seen from the aperture. Each tube is arranged with different materials and shapes in order to each project has a different image of the ocean. The variations are almost infinite.

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via Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects (spotted on Notcot)

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Here you can see all the windows in the house, which are designed to give the illusion that there are no houses on either side of the building.

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How is it an optical illusion? Picture 2 2 clearly shows that it is waterfront property.