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makoto yamaguchi places art gallery in karuizawa forest
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mar 02, 2014
makoto yamaguchi places art gallery in karuizawa forest



makoto yamaguchi places art gallery in karuizawa forest
photo by koichi torimura
all images courtesy of makoto yamaguchi design

 

 

 

located near the town of karuizawa, a popular weekend retreat for residents of tokyo, makoto yamaguchi design has completed a villa perched on a steep forest slope. developed for a musically inclined couple, the residence also comprises a series of flexible and adaptable spaces showcasing a variety of contemporary art pieces. the structure functions as a venue for intimate music concerts and a place to entertain friends. the clients requested that no wood should be visible, with open white volumes providing a suitable backdrop for the collection. the gallery offers views across the japanese landscape, while kitchen and washroom facilities are built into the concrete floor.

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project info:

 

project name: villa / gallery in karuizawa
use: villa and gallery
location: karuizawa, gunma prefecture, japan
architect: makoto yamaguchi design
structural engineers: space and structure engineering workshop
structure: wood-frame construction, reinforced concrete shell foundation, 1 story

 

site area: 1360.54 sqm
building area: 68.46 sqm
total floor area: 68.46 sqm
first floor area: 68.46 sqm

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