ArchitectsSTUDIO・NOA Architect & Associates
Text description provided by the architects. The site is located on elevated ground in Izumi Ward, Yokohama City, with a panoramic view of the southwest of the mountain range including Mount Fuji. The main exterior concept of this house is simplicity and abstraction of daily life.
The husband, an outdoor enthusiast, requested a garage space for both a car and a bicycle. When entering the house, a large glass wall greets visitors. An indoor courtyard was built to be enclosed by the glass wall, offering the viewer an unexpected surprise from its exterior conditions.
The branches of the trees in the courtyard extend to the terrace on the second floor, affords its different appearances in different seasons to the couple. The second floor consists of a space that serves as both the master bedroom and a living, dining and kitchen with the unobstructed view beyond the terrace.