The House in Nagatoro Mimics Its Mountain Location

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Oct 10, 2014
References: casereal & dezeen
Japanese studio Case-Real designed the 'House in Nagatoro,' a single-storey home located at the base of Mount Kamafuse.

The timber cabin's softly angled roof references the graceful silhouette of the mountains behind it. It is comprised of two, separate shed-like roofs, which are connected at an adjusted angle. The structure is amplified with a sense of volume that mirrors that of the mountains.

The rear portion of the home features an attachment that houses the living room, kitchen and dining area. This extension adds a framing element to the terraces located at the corner of the site. A concrete plinth lifts the base of the home from the ground, while the front door is located in a cozy wall recess, shaded by an extended canopy.