the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Japan
  5. Yuko Nagayama & Associates
  6. 2006
  7. A Hill on a House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

A Hill on a House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

  • 01:00 - 3 May, 2014
A Hill on a House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates
A Hill on a House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano + 17

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

Text description provided by the architects. This is an urban house surrounded by tall buildings on all sides except for the northeast facing a street.

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

The issue was how to bring light into the interior, to open the enclosed volume and to develop scenery within it while avoiding looks from the neighborhood. There rises a white illuminated “hill” in the house.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

Its slope tilting to the southwest receives and reflects sun light onto the interior. The “hill” that can be seen from all the rooms but never be reached by anyone, is a place shared in our consciousness belonging to nobody.

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

It is this place that induces another story in our mind beside the everyday life of our own.

View the complete gallery

Cite: "A Hill on a House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates" 03 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/502275/a-hill-on-a-house-yuko-nagayama-and-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments
© Daici Ano

日本,东京,住宅上的山峰 / Yuko Nagayama Associates