kawakubo tomoyasu stacks a residential dwelling in nasu, japan
all images courtesy of kawakubo tomoyasu

 

 

 

architect kawakubo tomoyasu has designed a two-storey dwelling set within a rural region of  japan’s tochigi prefecture. ensuring a close relationship with the building’s natural surroundings, floor-to-ceiling glazing presents external views of the adjacent landscape. internal programs are arranged in response to light conditions and sightlines, with living accommodation positioned on the ground floor and the home’s sleeping quarters found at the upper storey. a double-height space in the entrance foyer contains a black spiral staircase that connects the two levels.

kawakubo tomoyasu ktaa house in nasu japan designboom
floor-to-ceiling glazing presents external views of the surrounding landscape

kawakubo tomoyasu ktaa house in nasu japan designboom
living accommodation is found at the home’s ground floor level

kawakubo tomoyasu ktaa house in nasu japan designboom
the view of the covered terrace from inside the two-storey property

kawakubo tomoyasu ktaa house in nasu japan designboom
a double-height volume in the entrance foyer contains a black spiral staircase

kawakubo tomoyasu ktaa house in nasu japan designboom
the dwelling’s kitchen adjoins the primary living space

kawakubo tomoyasu ktaa house in nasu japan designboom
the sheltered patio overlooks the remainder of the rural site

 

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