Window House / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Window House / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

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A weekend house facing to the Sagami Bay with view to Mt. Fuji and Enoshima.

Window House  / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects - Stairs
Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura

The site is just 3 x 8m with 60% of footprint, and the building has become 3 stories almost automatically because the ground floor had to be a piloti by consideration of the storm surge. It seemed difficult to avoid blocking the view of the neighborhood behind.

Window House  / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects - Windows, Facade
Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura

So I designed a large openings both at the sea-side and the road side in order to keep the view passing through the building during the absence of the owner. And there is a view to the mountains at the road-side indeed.

Window House  / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects - Windows, Handrail
Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura

It stands between land and sea and became a house as a window to see through each other.

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Cite: "Window House / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects" 19 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/478205/window-house-yasutaka-yoshimura-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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