tokyo-based edward suzuki architecture has designed the 'F residence', a single family dwelling in kamakura, japan. the rectangular footprint of the building conceals an outdoor circular courtyard within the center of the structure. the ground level's programmatic spaces are wrapped around the grand and open yard, oriented to have cross perspectives through to the focal area. inhabitants may observe the displayed art pieces and plantings from the kitchen, master bedroom and dining rooms.
on the first floor, an open-air terrace surrounds and overlooks the vegetated garden. corridors with sloping ramps leading to each successive room, with bamboo reed doors for privacy. off of the terrace, a row of additional bedrooms are offered views into the canopy of the tree.