mA style: scope, single family residence
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feb 12, 2013
mA style: scope, single family residence

‘scope’ by mA-style, shizuoka, japan
image © kai nakamura
all images courtesy of mA-style



the telescopic ‘scope’ house on the makinohara plateau in shizuoka is conceived as two exposed natural concrete bases and a transverse
white volume like a lens that focuses views out over the tea plantations and neighboring houses in the gently sloping hills. located on a landslide
prevention area, japanese firm mA-style was restricted to using only a fraction of the site, which led to a stacked typology of trapezoidal monumental
plinths supporting the cantilevering space that projects towards the northern landscape and creates an interior environment attune to the subtle
seasonal and climatic changes. the kitchen is placed at the forefront of the panoramic window, where a spiral stairs leads to the living area
shaded by the overhead mass.



north elevation, cantilevering over the town
image © kai nakamura



east elevation
image © kai nakamura



image © kai nakamura



the concrete base assists in landslide prevention
image © kai nakamura



cantilevering kitchen area
image © kai nakamura



white telescopic volume on the concrete foundations
image © kai nakamura



spiral stairs services the two main volumes
image © kai nakamura



image © kai nakamura



image © kai nakamura



image © kai nakamura



large window offers a panoramic view
image © kai nakamura



‘scope’ by mA-style, shizuoka, japan
image © kai nakamura



‘scope’ by mA-style, shizuoka, japan
image © kai nakamura



‘scope’ by mA-style, shizuoka, japan
image © kai nakamura



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



project info:



project name: scope
location: shizuoka, shimada-city, japan
program: family house
site area: 337.15 m2
building area: 72.95 m2
gross floor area: 94.06 m2
year:completion: august 2012
project by: ma-style architects
principal designers: atsushi kawamoto, mayumi kawamoto
photo:kai nakamura

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