a quiet life

The tranquil site is surrounded by the leafy woods, in Minamiga, near Nagano, Japan was planned to have its building lower than treetops of the woods to coexist with terrain and neighboring buildings. The owner lives a busy life as a doctor, and he requested for a quiet environment where he could get away from daily life for a moment and feel refreshed in nature.

His wife also wanted a relaxing house from a visual point of view as well, where a large living space is unified with green of the woods. Designed by Kidosaki Architects Studio deep eaves with 1.700mm depth create a light floating feel to the entire roofline.

The interior rooms enjoy picture like window views framed with deep eaves and the deck which is simply sublime. The delicate details provide dignity to building where harmony with the terrain is harmonious and effortless.

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