House in Yatsugatake

by Kidosaki Architects Studio
House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio

Located on a sloping mountain ridge at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains, this house was designed on a piece of land that offers spectacular views that are rarely known. Seeking for the best in picturesque scenery, the client took up residence in Tateshina, and spent many years searching for the ideal site for building his house.Inevitably, the main aim of this project is to meet the client’s expectations to incorporate these stunning views in to the design.
When I visited the site, my first impression was that this untapped and expansive nature must be embraced into the interior to the greatest extent possible. I decided to arrange the house in such that this horizontal expanded scenery must be maximized. In order to realize this design, I introduced mega structures column enabling half of the house to extend into the air. To support this large overhanging floor, 2 diagonal bracing steel cylinders, each 300 mm in diameter is introduced. With this, the house is floats in to the midst of a glorious natural surroundings. With this overhanging structure, the breeze of the mountain plateau flow through the interior, makes you coexistent with nature.
When you are invited to the entranceway, after passing through the restrained space of the hallway, and as you enter in to this dramatic space, magnificent and impressive scenery spreads out before your eyes. Living / dining / kitchen area, the majestic panoramic view extends on all three sides is something you can’t find anywhere else, but here in this space. And the scenery is all to your own.
This space is an extravagant experience that only those who have given a privilege to be invited can truly enjoy. Other rooms are planed to offer differing views of the mountains, enabling a variety of views from each of the rooms. The high ceilings and wide wood deck and eaves enable a space steeped in the overwhelming presence of the panoramic views of the area.The feeling is so intense that it is almost as if you are living on a cloud.
The various components have been elevated through careful attention to detailing, and the refinement of the structure gives a sense of tension and unity to the space and adequate materials, achieving the proper balance between a dominance over and a harmony with the surrounding natural environment. The character and humility of this dwelling, constructed without compromising the vision of the architect, expresses a dignified reverence for the scenery surrounding it.

Photos by: Junji Kojima

  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • House in Yatsugatake Kidosaki Architects Studio

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • The Inhabitable Sculpture

    The Inhabitable Sculpture

    The “inhabitable sculpture” project, which received two awards at the Grands prix du design 2011, is the result of four years of work executed by numerous fabrication and insta...

  • Space saving Tiny Studio Apertment

    Space saving Tiny Studio ..

    This small but highly sophisticated studio apartment is built in the East Village of NYC by JPDA. The house is built on very small foot print but has all the facilities and comfort...

  • Queens

    Queens

    Queens was designed by Perth-based Cambuild. The stunning interior possesses a heightened sense of elegance and sophistication, and an attention to detail that only adds to the exp...

  • Residencia MB2

    Residencia MB2

    A residence remains the most complex topic in architecture. It represents the result of an alchemy between the needs and wishes of a client, understanding the context and discourse...

  • Box House

    Box House

    Box house is a conceptual project that experiments with a new way to occupation of the space and form.
    It was born under the concept of pool house; which contains two bedroo...

  • Warringah House

    Warringah House

    The building replaced a small older style single level house and had to be skilfully designed to adhere to Council’s view sharing policy and ensure minimal view loss to the neigh...

  • Eaton Residence

    Eaton Residence

    Seattle-based studio E. Cobb Architects has designed the Eaton Residence. Perched on a bluff in Magnolia Park in Seattle, Washington, this unique three-bedroom cantilevered home ha...

  • Urban Cabin Framed

    Urban Cabin Framed

    In an old abandoned house were used retrofit construction techniques. The existing structure couldn’t handle the heavy load and was complemented by a sustainable framework of gia...

  • Concrete House

    Concrete House

    This project is a complete remodel of an existing 1974 cast-concrete and brick house. The original 7,000 square foot house was built for a single couple, a fluid open plan organize...

  • Gatineau Hills

    Gatineau Hills

    This modern house, set into the dense foliage of the hills north of Ottawa, is designed to encourage the forested surroundings and natural light to subtly permeate the interiors th...