Location: Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
This is a two-story wooden structure house located adjacent to a wooded site, in the city of Kamakura. Care was taken to harmonize with the traditional atmosphere of the established neighborhood by using board-and-batten cedar siding and earth toned stucco facade materials. Generous eaves accentuate the traditional roof form while providing rain and sun protection. The post and beam wood structure is expressed through the exposed ceilings, and connection from room to room is allowed through glass transom windows over each doorway and fusuma openings. The loft ceiling of the second floor highlights the wooden structural beams, with simple light fixtures incorporated into them to make a light and airy overhead space.
photos: Naoomi Kurozumi