Secluded Summer House in Japan

Kyoko Ikuta Architecture Laboratory has designed a wonderful summer house in collaboration with Ozeki Architects & Associates. The Forest Bath residence is located in Nagano, Japan and is a stunning contemporary house.

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Siting on a 590,94sqm site, this single-storey house is situated on a flat site which does not have the vantage point for sweeping views. The design presents a triangular plane carved into the structure’s form in order to extend the eyes obliquely up towards the sky. It is surrounded by tall larch trees, thus keeping its presence quiet by taking on a relatively simple profile with a large roofline.

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This beautiful house features a floor to ceiling window that acts as an open interface between the courtyard and the interior, bringing the outdoors inside. The living space benefits from natural light that gradually shifts throughout the day. The rooms on both wings are darker than the center room and they are illuminated by the wavering light coming from the center space. Moreover the tapering walls and ceiling result in a dynamic interior that will leave you speechless.

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The Forest Bath is a lovely and chill place to spend your summers, It is modern, sleek, with clean lines that show off all the elements. A first class residence, this residence is an unique sanctuary to retreat to.