Project / 2020


This house was designed for a couple (a French artist and his Japanese wife) who are interested in the aesthetic of Japanese gardens, as well as Japanese culture and architecture. Nestled quietly atop a hill in the historic Japanese city of Kamakura, it offers scenic views of Mount Fuji.

In response to the clients’ requests, the architects identified the following architectural themes:

To incorporate the surrounding nature into the architecture so that the structure is in harmony with the siteTo adopt a modern Japanese style while simultaneously incorporating traditional methods, practices and materials< >

A hallmark of Japanese sukiya architecture is the beauty of continuous eaves, marrying design with function to offer shelter from rain and direct ...

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