okuwada architects office aligns hillside house with japanese coast

okuwada architects office aligns hillside house with japanese coast


set into a hillside near the japanese resort town of shirahama, this single storey dwelling offers sweeping views of the region’s dramatic coastline. designed by okuwada architects office, the home provides linear living accommodation for a small family, with an open plan kitchen/diner adjoining a sheltered external terrace. surrounded on three sides by rugged terrain, the low-profile dwelling sits naturally within the landscape, running parallel with the distant horizon.

okuwada architects office hillside house shirahama japan designboom
all images by yuko tada, courtesy of okuwada architects office

okuwada architects office hillside house shirahama japan designboom
the entrance to the single storey structure

okuwada architects office hillside house shirahama japan designboom
an external terrace shares a close connection with the natural environment

okuwada architects office hillside house shirahama japan designboom
the home provides linear living space for a small family

okuwada architects office hillside house shirahama japan designboom
open plan living accommodation

okuwada architects office hillside house shirahama japan designboom
the building is set at the southern edge of the plot

okuwada architects office hillside house shirahama japan designboom
the southern façade features floor-to-ceiling glazing

okuwada architects office hillside house shirahama japan designboom
the residence is surrounded on three sides by rugged terrain

okuwada architects office hillside house shirahama japan designboom
the interior of ‘hillside house’ glowing gently at night

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: shirahama no hiraya (hillside house)
architects: takeshi okuwada / okuwada architects office
structural engineer: shigeru tsuchiya
photography: yuko tada
location: shirahama, japan
principal use: personal residence
structure: wood structure, one-story house
site area: 675.98 sqm
total floor area: 101.85 sqm

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