Small earth house with local wood, clay and traditional techniques in contemporary environment performance. It is a small villa in the forest of Nagano Pref. located centre of Japan. A client's request that "architecture that is unusual, beautiful, and does not make you feel old in time" and strict condition of the retreat line by the landscape regulation and the building volume ratio of 20% of 290M2 site were design requirements. Following that, close the north / west side that lots of passengers, waterway flows, and a large opening to take in sunlight and heat. Think about the organic shape of "totally blend into the surrounding forest" which it has on the east and south side. To be a model of house less environmental impact, with local FSC wood, earth and people's hands without petrochemical materials.
View moreView full description