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tezuka architects: house to catch the mountain
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may 22, 2012
tezuka architects: house to catch the mountain


‘house to catch the mountain’ by tezuka architects, japan

image © katsuhisa kida/FOTOTECA
all images courtesy of tezuka architects

recently completed by tokyo-based tezuka architects, ‘house to catch the mountain’ is a two-storey residence positioned at the base
of a foothill in kamakura, japan. comprising the facade, a line of glass doors may be slid outward and stacked together at
opposing ends of the building footprint, entirely eliminating a perimeter enclosure and exposing the unified living and dining area
to the outdoors.

the continuous roof plane appears supported with a fireplace at the open corner while a discrete column takes on the loads.
the kitchen is contained within free-standing wooden volumes, partially revealing its presence from view. leading directly from
the grand living area, a bridge guides
inhabitants towards a passageway to climb the small mountain adjacent to the
dwelling.
a spiral staircase descends into a recessed courtyard, offering access into the private bedroom spaces.


kitchen and living room at night
image © katsuhisa kida/FOTOTECA


bridge leading from the mountain passageway
image © katsuhisa kida/FOTOTECA


living and dining area are opened to the outdoors
image © katsuhisa kida/FOTOTECA


living area and bridge to the mountain path
image © katsuhisa kida/FOTOTECA


bathroom
image © katsuhisa kida/FOTOTECA


garage entry
image © katsuhisa kida/FOTOTECA


floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level 1

project info:

architects: tezuka architects
structure engineer: OHNO JAPAN Co., Ltd/OHNO HIROFUMI
photographer: Katsuhisa Kida/FOTOTECA
lighting designer: Masahide Kakudate/Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates, Inc.
landscape designer: GA yamazaki inc./Masako Yamazaki, Hiromi Iwao
total floor area: 280.03m2
constructor: eiger sangyo
completion: 2012.2

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