VILLA-K / Cell Space Architects

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: Mutsue Hayakusa Cell Space Architects
Location : Karuizawa, Nagano,
Design Period: August 2008 – May 2009
Construction Period: June 2009 – May 2010
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

This site is located on a hilltop in one of the eminent Karuizawa villa areas. All directions around the site are clear for view in winter.The villa consists of four parts of floors and four parts of roofs around a central pillar.

© Masao Nishikawa

The four floors placed on different levels are connected to the surrounding out space through windows in order to give diverse views for the residents. The inner spaces are divided into four parts and, on the other hand, are connected in a spiral around the central pillar.

© Masao Nishikawa

The four roofs are connected with different angles one another. Sunlight coming through the slits between the roofs highlights the division of the inner spaces.

Cite: "VILLA-K / Cell Space Architects" 22 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 18 Sep 2014. <>


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    aaaaah, so bright, brilliant !
    must be a totally relaxing working space on pic 12
    .. this made my day!

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    This is a great AD posting… It appears to be an exceptionally well crafted/executed building – dynamic and bright design architecturally.

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