florian busch architects: 'A' house in kisami
florian busch architects: 'A' house in kisami florian busch architects: 'A' house in kisami
aug 09, 2012

florian busch architects: 'A' house in kisami

”A’ house in kisami’ by florian busch architects, kisami, shizuoka, japan image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ all images courtesy of florian busch architect




tokyo-based firm florian busch architects has shared with us their recently completed ”A’ house in kisami’ within the shizuoka region of japan. located at the tip of the izu peninsula, the retreat contrasts the owner’s bustling life of tokyo, approximately 180 kilometers north of the area. positioned on a steep coastal hill, the structure overlooks the ocean and opens to the sights and sounds of the sea. the majority of the site’s terrain underfoot is inclined to a 30 degree angle, requiring initial carving of the earth to inset two stacked volumes. the trapezoidal footprints are rotated along a common central axis to form a central void, where the a spa zone has been inserted.

(left) entry (right) corridor images © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

spiral stair images © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

kitchen, dining + living area image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

view from living room image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

deck image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

view from rooftop deck image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

(left) hammock hangs inside offering views of the ocean (right) spa images © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

spa image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

spa at night image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

patio image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

rear elevation at night image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

elevation at dusk image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ

at night image © hiroyasu sakaguchi – AtoZ



floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

roof plan




  • well done – unapologetically straightforward and un-fussy

    dbkii says:
  • Please cover the concrete.
    Then she will be beautiful.

    Dan says:
  • Please let the concrete be just concrete.
    Then she is beautiful.

    Bonobo says:
  • Please keep the concrete, concrete.

    DChu says:
  • Great design.the rawness adds more flavour to it!!!

    Satya says:
  • Elegant simplicity d’-)

    Jetwax says:
  • the concrete adds an unpretentious feel to a simplisticly elegant design….BRAVO!

    terrylee19 says:

    terrylee19 says:
  • Please lay more concrete onto the concrete, and keep it as concrete.

    U W0T MATE?

    wangy says:
  • yo dawg, I heard you like concrete…

    xzibit says:

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