omizubata N house by iida archiship studio reframes the gable omizubata N house by iida archiship studio reframes the gable
aug 26, 2013

omizubata N house by iida archiship studio reframes the gable

omizubata N house by iida archiship studio reframes the gable

all images courtesy of iida archiship studio 



located in the karuizawa, a popular getaway for japanese city slickers, ‘omni zubata N house’ by iida archiship studio uses an exaggerated gable to create the ultimate wraparound terrace. the holiday home’s living volume is recessed from the concrete covering and clad almost entirely in richly grained wood panels. asymmetrically mullioned glazing follows the roofline and allows a lofted study to enjoy views of the thick, surrounding forest. the lines of the interior wooden skin follow the horizontal boardmarks of five slate-colored bands that articulate the side-sweeping veranda.




view of the corridor and built volume wrapped in a concrete shell



interiors are a composition of warm wood cladding



boardmarked bands of concrete characterize and open-air hallway



the recessed main volume follows the lines of a simple gable and creates the ultimate terrace



(left):a lofted study area overlooks the thick surrounding forest
(right): night view of the tranquil summer home



project info:


site area:832.35㎡
total floor area:157.70㎡
structure & floor number: w+s/1basement & 2stories

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