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

tezuka architects: house to catch the mountain

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 / all images courtesy of tezuka architects

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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  • love the way the density builds toward the “back” wall

    dbkii says:
  • incredible house for a party!

    LM says:
  • Such clean lines.
    So many places for which to display a beautiful. sculpture.

    I would like to share with you images of my sculpture:
    Go to http://www.jeffreyfrith.com
    There are images of many small works in stone i the Gallery and larger works are featured on my Blog.

    Jeffrey Frith says:
  • good place for insects

    BT says:
  • an old stuff! let japanese architects be self-indulgent of their tiny houses!

    sb says:
  • Could do better than those hanging bulbs and waste heat escaping through the windows…

    desa says:

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