YATSUGATAKE VILLA | MDS
Words by mooponto Staff
January 16, 2013
Situated in the foothills of Mt. Yatsugatake, this vacation home gently incorporates the natural environment around it.
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.
In contrast, strong summer sunshine is blocked by a roof and side walls that protrude beyond the façade, providing shade.
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.
location: Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
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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