Y7 house by architect show overlooks omura bay in nagasaki
photo by toshihisa ishii
all images courtesy of architect show co., ltd.

 

 

 

located at the top of a hill in nagasaki, japan, masahiko sato of architect show has designed the ‘Y7 house’ to take advantage of clear views toward the ocean. the project seeks to harmonize the building with its surrounding environment while preserving as much of the natural site as possible. in order to not disrupt the landscape’s slope, the structure is elevated on a concrete base, which in turn creates a cantilever on the north and west sides. the street facing elevation is given 3-dimensional articulation by protruding and recessing portions of the main volume, with diverse finish colors to distinguish the movement.

 

the scheme takes great effort to conceal the lighting equipment and mechanical systems to produce minimal interior spaces. this simplicity allows for the residents and guests to focus on the grand views of the omura bay in the distance.

architect show masahiko sato Y7 house designboom

the street facing elevation is given 3-dimensional articulation by protruding and recessing portions of the main volume
photo by toshihisa ishii

architect show masahiko sato Y7 house designboom

the majority of the site is left undisturbed
photo by toshihisa ishii

architect show masahiko sato Y7 house designboom

the north and west edges of the structure cantilever from the concrete base
photo by toshihisa ishii

architect show masahiko sato Y7 house designboom

large glass windows and an outdoor deck face toward the ocean
photo by toshihisa ishii

architect show masahiko sato Y7 house designboom

simple interior spaces help to focus views toward the exterior
photo by toshihisa ishii

architect show masahiko sato Y7 house designboom

lighting is recessed into the ceiling and within furnishings
photo by toshihisa ishii

architect show masahiko sato Y7 house designboom

photos by toshihisa ishii

architect show masahiko sato Y7 house designboom

photo by toshihisa ishii

architect show masahiko sato Y7 house designboom

the house takes advantage of clear views toward omura bay
photo by toshihisa ishii

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: kyushu, omura, nagasaki, japan
completed: march 2014
site area: 283.76 sqm
building area: 95.46 sqm
gross floor area: 89.4 sqm
building coverage ratio: 33.64%
gross floor ratio: 26.37%
max height: 4.72 m
client: mr. yamasaki
architecture: architect show / masahiko sato
photography: toshihisa ishii