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Villa/ Gallery in Karuizawa / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

  • 01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Villa/ Gallery in Karuizawa / Makoto Yamaguchi Design
Villa/ Gallery in Karuizawa / Makoto Yamaguchi Design, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura + 19

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Karuizawa is a bijou town favoured by weekending Tokyoites. The Villa is perched on a steep slope oriented south in the forest, and looks out over a towering view of mountain ranges.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

It is the villa for the couple of musicians. They wanted a flexible space that could work as a villa, gallery for contemporary art -mainly sculptures- and salon for music concert, place to entertain friends. To fulfill the functions, the 'blank space' should be required. The kitchen and bath -usual functions of a house- are built into the floor.

The materials, requested interestingly no wood should be visible, glass, mirror and polished stainless steel reflect the light and view in the obstacle less interior. They create an expanded impression of the space, one storey polygon with plenty of empty, white space


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Cite: "Villa/ Gallery in Karuizawa / Makoto Yamaguchi Design" 08 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/490519/villa-gallery-in-karuizawa-makoto-yamaguchi-design/> ISSN 0719-8884
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