nestled in mountains of japan, takeshi ishiodori architecture creates the perfect weekend getaway for young city dwellers with its latest project, ‘house in nagashima’. in addition to the frequent use of wood in the nagashima house, the internal spaces reflect the japanese spirit.

the nagashima house is painted white to emphasize the blueness of the sea



takeshi ishiodori’s ‘house in nagashima’ features a japanese style room where the floorboard is made of bubinga wood. adjacent to the room, both the east china sea and the amakusa archipelago are visible from the living area. the architects intentionally create a contrast in painting the house white in order to emphasize the blue hue of the sea.

the northern façade of the house faces the east china sea

the east view of the house

the living room overlooks the amakusa archipelago

hardwood floors are installed in the kitchen attached to the living area

the designers made the kitchen part of the living area to optimize the scene view 

the japanese style room and living area are interfunctional

a split view of the rooms

the floorboard is in the japanese room is made of bubinga wood

the moonlit ‘house in nagashima’

the view from the terrace

a distant view of the house 



project info: 


location: nagashima, iriyuu-gun

site area: 951 sqm

floor area: 144.32 sqm

design supervision: kenji ishiaki design

structural design: kiplan

construction: taisai co., ltd.

completion: march 2017

photography: norio naguchi



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edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

  • “the floorboard is in the japanese room is made of bubinga wood”
    That would be the living and dining rooms, the Japanese style room is tatami .

    Gordon says:

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