House in FujizakuraEdit profile
This small house in rural Japan by Tokyo firm Case Design Studio is lifted off the ground on a single central pillar. Case Design Studio designed the single-storey home for a couple and located it on a sloping site in Yamanashi Prefecture, close to Mount Fuji. A winding pathway leads from the road towards an elevated entrance, which comprises an external staircase that ascends to a balcony. The house centres around a double-height dining room, which is lit from above by a series of clerestory windows. Other rooms are arranged around the outside of the dining room and include a bedroom, kitchen, bathrooms and a traditional Japanese room filled with tatami mats. According to the studio, the rooms were designed to lead into one another in a "migratory flow pattern", meaning there are "no dead ends". The Japanese room is raised on a wooden platform and features a large window, offering a view out towards the trees.
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