YATSUGATAKE VILLA | MDS

YATSUGATAKE VILLA | MDS

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Situated in the foothills of Mt. Yatsugatake, this vacation home gently incorporates the natural environment around it.

exterior close-up

living room

The fan-shaped design opening to the south means plenty of sun streams in during the cold winters: no matter the time of day there’s always a place to bask in the sun.

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dining room

In contrast, strong summer sunshine is blocked by a roof and side walls that protrude beyond the façade, providing shade.

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bedroom on the first floor

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study room is connected to the bedroom

ranma (openwork screen)

view from the Japanese-style room to the dining room and outside

Windows in the north and south exterior walls bring cool breezes into the house. The result of these design strategies is a structure that is simple yet filled with a rich diversity of scenes.

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23 - floor plans

floor plans

24 - sections

sections

architects: MDS
location: Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
function: residence
project team: Kiyotoshi Mori + Natsuko Kawamura
structural engineering: Shigenori Ooga / OGA sd.
construction: Takahashi Kenchikusha
site area: 691.00 m²
built area: 101.75 m²
total floor area: 110.01 m²
structural system: wood (2F)
completion period: 2012
photographs: Toshiyuki Yano _ courtesy of MDS

 

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