kidosaki architects studio cantilevers house in yatsugatake mountains kidosaki architects studio cantilevers house in yatsugatake mountains
sep 08, 2014

kidosaki architects studio cantilevers house in yatsugatake mountains

kidosaki architects studio cantilevers house in yatsugatake mountains
photo by 45g photography – junji kojima
all images courtesy of kidosaki architects studio

 

 

 

this residential property by kidosaki architects studio is positioned on a sloping mountain ridge at the foot of the yatsugatake mountains, offering expansive views across the japanese landscape. in order to maximize potential sightlines, the house is extended horizontally, with two diagonal steel cylinders supporting the cantilevered volume.

kidosaki architects studio house in yatsugatake japan designboom
the single storey home is positioned on a sloping mountain ridge at the foot of the yatsugatake mountains
photo by 45g photography – junji kojima

 

 

 

upon entering the dwelling, a corridor leads towards a living room that features floor-to-ceiling glazing on three sides, immersing occupants with the natural terrain. the home’s three bedrooms offer sequential views of the undulating landscape, enabling a variety of different perspectives. a wooden deck surrounds the property, providing a sheltered external area for recreation and relaxation.

kidosaki architects studio house in yatsugatake japan designboom
the dwelling offers expansive views across the japanese landscape
photo by 45g photography – junji kojima

kidosaki architects studio house in yatsugatake japan designboom
two diagonal steel cylinders support the cantilevered volume
photo by 45g photography – junji kojima

kidosaki architects studio house in yatsugatake japan designboom
photo by 45g photography – junji kojima

kidosaki architects studio house in yatsugatake japan designboom
a wooden deck surrounds the property, providing a sheltered external area for recreation and relaxation
photo by 45g photography – junji kojima

kidosaki architects studio house in yatsugatake japan designboom
upon entering the dwelling, guests are greeted by a corridor that connects the internal program
photo by 45g photography – junji kojima

kidosaki architects studio house in yatsugatake japan designboom
the living room features floor-to-ceiling glazing on three sides, immersing occupants with the natural terrain
photo by 45g photography – junji kojima

kidosaki architects studio house in yatsugatake japan designboom
the open-plan kitchen and living room
photo by 45g photography – junji kojima

kidosaki architects studio house in yatsugatake japan designboom
the cantilevering ‘house in yatsugatake’ illuminated at night
photo by 45g photography – junji kojima

 

 

project info:

 

name: house in yatsugatake
location:
nagano, japan
architects:
kidosaki architects studio
principal-in-charge:
hirotaka kidosaki
project team:
yuko sano
structural engineer:
toyohito shibamura
structure design:
takashi manda, mitsuru kobayashi
general contractor:
niitsugumi
structural system:
reinforced concrete, steel-frame
size:
site area: 2044.68 sqm, built area: 303.00 sqm, total floor area: 199.80 sqm
photographer:
45g photography- junji kojima

  • This is a really lovely house.
    A place you will love to call home.
    Such a house does not violate or fight the natural slopes and curves of the mountain or terrain on which it was designed and built.
    This is the main reason for its having such striking views all around as well as being in perfect harmony with nature.
    Such houses make use of land, where no one would be able to think that a house could be built.
    This encourages people to construct houses out of urbanized areas, thereby reducing urban sprawl.

    Ivan Patrick Carmody says:

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