kidosaki architects studio: house in asamayama kidosaki architects studio: house in asamayama
oct 03, 2012

kidosaki architects studio: house in asamayama

‘house in asamayama’ by kidosaki architects studio, asamayama, japan image © 45g photography / junji kojima all images courtesy of kidosaki architects studio

 

 

 

japanese firm kidosaki architects studio has recently completed the ‘house in asamayama’ for a client who spent years looking for the right site. perched on a steep incline, the house projects out at a tangent from the roadside, almost navigating over a sea of trees towards mount asama. three reinforced concrete planes act as stilts for the base of the residence where a steel structure frames the livable space.

 

a clerestory on the southern facade brings natural light into the private bedrooms while the public areas are arranged in a linear fashion with a glass wall oriented towards the mountains. an outdoor terrace wraps the northwestern side so the owner may be outdoors at the forefront of the landscape. wood planks wrap the exterior of the dwelling to create a dialogue with its natural environment.

approach from the street image © 45g photography / junji kojima

southern elevation image © 45g photography / junji kojima

northern elevation image © 45g photography / junji kojima

exterior views images © 45g photography / junji kojima

below the house form the lish forest image © 45g photography / junji kojima

entry to terrace image © 45g photography / junji kojima

entrance to the house image © 45g photography / junji kojima

exterior terrace image © 45g photography / junji kojima

images © 45g photography / junji kojima

living room image © 45g photography / junji kojima

terrace with views to the mountains image © 45g photography / junji kojima

living area image © 45g photography / junji kojima

clerestory brings in southern sun image © 45g photography / junji kojima

kitchen image © 45g photography / junji kojima

image © 45g photography / junji kojima

image © 45g photography / junji kojima

view of bathroom from outside image © 45g photography / junji kojima

bathtub oriented towards mount asama image © 45g photography / junji kojima

image © 45g photography / junji kojima

image © 45g photography / junji kojima

 

 

floor plan / level 0

 

 

 

elevation

  • Wow, the combination of site and home is stunning. The owner\’s patience is certainly rewarded.

    Airborne says:
  • Great work!!
    Ben
    http://www.ben-godi.com

    Ben Godi says:
  • Feels like a conference center not a home, but maybe that’s just the monochromatic interior elements. A think tank, not a machine for living.

    Tom P says:
  • Exquisite.

    mArkW says:
  • what an exquisite place to live

    dbkii says:
  • this is sick. I wonder how this would pass an earthquacke?

    tara says:
  • This is one of the few that I would move into in a heartbeat. I must repeat the word: Exquisite

    Jim C. says:
  • Knockout stuff.

    mackenzie collins says:
  • Nice individual design elements, but an overall failure. A rigid adherence to concept overpowers livability and functionality. The dirt underside of the house will always be an eyesore where nothing grows, detracting from the conceptual power of the edifice.

    JJ says:
  • Exquisite – Yes
    The dirt is dirty only because of the white snow.
    Only thing I might change would be to have a total wrap around terrace
    for complete access to the exterior.

    Dan says:
  • incredible!

    mstgx says:
  • The floor plan makes no sense. No direct path to the large tub in the bathroom. Have to go out in the hallway to access bath, and then go back out in the hallway, to get into the bedroom and then walk across that room to access the closet. Love the outside, but the inside, and particularly the Master Bedroom…#fail.

    Nicholaus says:
  • Just because you CAN does not mean you SHOULD
    but what a view !

    FJR says:
  • @ mstgx
    I am confident the walking paths have been considered before construction. It actually does make sense. There is no bathroom attached to the guest room. Obviously guests use only bath present and that will make for a great experience with that view. This is not going to be a house for a family with children so access to the bath from the bedroom is not really an issue.

    Airborne says:

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