In the top left picture and the bottommost picture it is seen that the near house makes use of natural light. Here efficient use of natural light is seen. The natural light is seen to be used in such a way that during the day time, the owner will absolutely have no use for artificial lighting as sunlight will stream into the house. This makes the house very environmental friendly as the owner will be able to contribute to much energy savings. The sunlight streaming is an intelligent concept, however this concept again is not achieved at a tradeoff to that of efficiency or aesthetics. The use of the glassing in such a way that they add to the artistic appeal to the place and the efficient streaming in of daylight is therefore a dual advantage in construction, since most of the light contribution is from daylight, the use of bulbs such as the one seen in the top right image is actually minimal in construction.
A specific detail that stands out in the construction of the Near house is the way the shelves have been made use of creating useful space for the owner. The use of such corridor bookshelf aspects are seen to be following a typical Japanese mini storage shelf format. These shelves are usually in the range of 450mm in width and 15mm in the thickness. Near house does not have such shelf constructions in the corridor alone, most of the walls are seen to have these types of constructions-the picture below shows how a Near House resident will make use of the many shelves. They can be made use of for stacking books, kitchen items, and more. This multifunctional use, given a very minimal space actually an excellent specimen for intelligent architecture. The architecture does not compromise on the aesthetics either as seen in the below picture.