Situated on a lush green site with a grade-level difference adjacent to a bamboo grove with a promenade for strolls, this house was designed to secure views overlooking the bamboo forest.
Designed for a collector of vintage Scandinavian furniture and owns many masterpieces, the plan aims to harmonize those furnishings with the natural surroundings.
With a closed street façade, the entrance door and glimpses of furniture and stairwell from the slit window beside the door create a sense of anticipation for visitors. Once inside, the double-height entry with inclined walls opens up to a living space dotted with gallery-like furniture. In the living room, a large picture window to the bamboo grove integrates the scenic view with daily life.
For use as an outdoor gallery space, a courtyard was created in contrast to the framed bamboo grove. In this way, the two exterior spaces serve to further obscure the boundary between inside and outside, making the experience of nature more accessible.
As an energy saving device, the first floor is heated through a water-based radiant floor heating system.
English translation by Norie Lynn Fukuda (DMA)