In April of 2013, a team of students at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University that I was a member of won the 3rd Lixil International University Architectural Competition to build a sustainable house in a rural area in Hokkaido, Japan. The group spent the summer in Tokyo to develop the project – named Horizon House – in collaboration with of the office of Kengo Kuma & Associates. The house was built by the end of November of the same year.