Monday, February 28, 2011

Japanese Modern House| Nigata-city, Nigata, Japan | Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

House located on the west edge of the plains. In this district, Mt. Yahiko and Mt. Kakuda above sea level about 600m as regional landmarks stand between plains and sea.
The client's hope for the house was that, from the window, the client saw two mountains that used to seeing from the childhood.
But, according to the investigation before designing, we found that, even at the second floor level, they could not see Mt. Kakuda due to being obstructed by the other house but see only Mt. Yahiko. There may be a possibility of disappearing the view of Mt. Yahiko when a new house stood in the future. Although two mountains' view from the house will disappear, those will keep being the important identity for this site and the existence that suggests the wider world over the narrow space of the site. So, we designed this house as a compass that always considered the existence of two mountains while living.......more

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