mA style: scope, single family residence mA style: scope, single family residence
feb 12, 2013

mA style: scope, single family residence

‘scope’ by mA-style, shizuoka, japanimage © kai nakamuraall images courtesy of mA-style



the telescopic ‘scope’ house on the makinohara plateau in shizuoka is conceived as two exposed natural concrete bases and a transversewhite volume like a lens that focuses views out over the tea plantations and neighboring houses in the gently sloping hills. located on a landslideprevention area, japanese firm mA-style was restricted to using only a fraction of the site, which led to a stacked typology of trapezoidal monumental plinths supporting the cantilevering space that projects towards the northern landscape and creates an interior environment attune to the subtle seasonal and climatic changes. the kitchen is placed at the forefront of the panoramic window, where a spiral stairs leads to the living areashaded by the overhead mass.



north elevation, cantilevering over the townimage © kai nakamura



east elevationimage © kai nakamura



image © kai nakamura



the concrete base assists in landslide preventionimage © kai nakamura



cantilevering kitchen areaimage © kai nakamura



white telescopic volume on the concrete foundationsimage © kai nakamura



spiral stairs services the two main volumesimage © kai nakamura



kitchenimage © kai nakamura



image © kai nakamura



image © kai nakamura



large window offers a panoramic viewimage © kai nakamura



‘scope’ by mA-style, shizuoka, japanimage © kai nakamura



‘scope’ by mA-style, shizuoka, japanimage © kai nakamura



‘scope’ by mA-style, shizuoka, japanimage © kai nakamura



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



project info:



project name: scopelocation: shizuoka, shimada-city, japanprogram: family housesite area: 337.15 m2building area: 72.95 m2gross floor area: 94.06 m2year:completion: august 2012project by: ma-style architectsprincipal designers: atsushi kawamoto, mayumi kawamotophoto:kai nakamura

  • So much concrete, so little living space. I’m glad this object isn’t in my viewscape. Talk about a machine for living . . .

    Mort D'Urban says:
  • Seems to have completely ignored the potential to use the exterior ground as outdoor living space.

    JJ says:

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