Niseko Highland cottages
Since being introduced as having the best snow quality in the world, Niseko has become the go-to ski spot for travelers from overseas. This project comprised of four cottages with an administration building was to provide a retreat for foreign visitors. Each cottage has a living room with a view of Mt Yotei and…
COVER with EARTH
This new construction project for Cover with Earth, a hair salon led by the mastermind Katz, is a space that not only serves as a beauty parlor, but is a fusion of furniture and architecture, where rare vintage Scandinavian furniture is sold. The approach of design was to create a receptacle for these spaces that…
couture maison Hisako Takayama
This store is the originating point for the activities of wedding dress designer Hisako Takayama Weddings can be considered one of the most important events in a woman’s life, a time when she can immerse herself in the extraordinary Cinderella-like world for just one day. In line with this concept, it goes without saying that…
The site is long, and it is to the north and south 40m or more. Using the length of this site, I deploy three different courtyards of the individuality each, and the sun light that is enough for all living rooms is doing it with a plan to be produced. People who came blows up…
Nakaniwa no Ie (“Courtyard House”)
Owing to its location in a commercial area, this home welcomes great opportunities to serve as a venue for entertainment. Beyond the hustle and bustle of its surroundings, accessed via an alley-like space that evokes memories of a distant ancient city leading to a courtyard, there lies an extraordinary world. Upon entering the front door,…
The giant asteroid “Metis” was discovered in 1848. Despite its irregular appearance, it orbits the sun regularly with a period of 3.69 years. Playing on opposing irregularity and regularity, I tried to create a similar contrast in my living space with the following themes such as light and shadow, organic and inorganic, flexibility and rigidity,…
「PIRIKA COTTAGE Niseko Annupuri」new web site
Create your own holiday cottage at the exclusive location in the outskirt of Niseko Annupuri, featuring the one-stop-shop for those who love Niseko. “PIRIKA COTTAGE Niseko Annupuri” web site.
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Kihaku (Jun) Tsutsui
Kihaku (Jun) Tsutsui
First Class Architect License No. 306743
- 1972: Born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
- 1995: Graduated from the Department of Oceanic Architecture and Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
- 1995: Employed at Kazuhiro Ishii Architects and Associates
- 1998: Employed at Satoshi Hirano Planning Studio
- 2002: Established Kihaku Tsutsui Topos Studio
- Member of the Architectural Institute of Japan
- Member of Japan Institute of Architects
- First Class Registered Architect Office, Tokyo Governor Registration No. 48595
- Part-time Lecturer, Department of Oceanic Architecture and Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
As an architect, I believe an element of inevitability exists in any particular space. For this reason, in design, it is critical to be sensitive to the genius loci, or inherent characteristics, of the land.
When building a house in the city center, environments that stimulate the senses are rare. Oftentimes, because of the dense housing conditions and lack of aesthetic quality of the environment itself, it can be difficult to apply contextual elements to the design. Even under such circumstances, I believe the key lies in the ability to discover the subtle hints of the identity of ‘place.’ In the case of residential architecture, inhabitants may live in the same place for 40 to 50 years. This necessitates an architecture that will age well with the inhabitants and the surrounding townscape. Just as it would look unnatural for an 80-year-old to be completely wrinkle-free thanks to extensive plastic surgery, houses cannot be preserved in their pristine states. I aim to create houses that age beautifully, recalling the endearing wrinkles on the smiling faces of our grandfathers and grandmothers.
401 Kugayama Building,4-1-9 Kugayama, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0082, Japan