House in Raizan-Forest / Rhythmdesign

House in Raizan-Forest / Rhythmdesign

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Houses  · 
Itoshima, Japan
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Rhythmdesign
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    118.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • architects

  • location

    Itoshima, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kenichiro Ide
  • Design Team

    Kenichiro Ide, Yuta Kinai
  • area

    118.0 sqm
  • photographs

  • Structural Engineers

    Kuroiwa Structural Engineers
  • Lighting Consultant

  • Main Contractor

    HIROICHI corporation
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© Koichi Torimura
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Text description provided by the architects. The project is located in resort house area which is 30 minutes drive towards west from center of Fukuoka city, Japan. The site has over 14meters difference of elevation, and is the only one which remains original terrain. The house was built as if stairs bridge over the hill. We aimed to keep original landscape of the site as much as we could.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

And by creating undulation, we could create various places not only inside of the house, but also on the house and under the house. Because the site is located in hot spring area, the site is humid.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

And also the site is frozen and covered by snow in winter. By lifting up the house above the ground keeps the house dry and away from snow. The minimum attachment to the ground keeps the building floating and made it affordable.


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Cite: "House in Raizan-Forest / Rhythmdesign" 06 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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