Japanese architect kengo kuma crafted a private single-story house in eastern Japan entitled the ‘PC garden’. The house is arranged in a windmill formation with four distinct and independent rooms originating from the center-point of the design. A garden encircles the home, with each area relating its neighbouring room allowing the dwelling to form a strong association with the natural environment.
Internally, each room features a different material finish, establishing identifiable and clearly defined volumes. Large glazed sliding doors dissolve the boundary between indoor and outdoor space, bringing a sense of brightness and clarity inside the family home. The building’s awkward cliff-top location means that lightweight construction methods and pre-cast concrete parts were employed throughout the design. The natural pallet of materials echo the garden creating a total zen space.
photo © mitsumasa fujitsuka