If you can’t find a high point on a mountain to build a house with a spectacular view, follow the steps of Tato Architects and construct a house like the ‘House in Rokko.’
Located on Mt. Rokko in Kobe, Japan, the House in Rokko is a raised home with clever architectural techniques to get breathtaking views. It’s a minimal house that serves residents more functional benefit as well as aesthetic thrill. The house sits on a steep slope, which makes it impossible to build with large machines.
The lower level of the house is surrounded by glass windows. The glass partition provides residents with 360-degree views and sunlight; it acts as a greeting room, computer and play area. The upper level is completely private and is surrounded with metal panels. A balcony that wraps around the front of the home offers an unobstructed view of the mountainous exterior.
‘House in Rokko’ is Raised off the Ground and Provides Ama
1. Mountainous Dwellings - Opportunities for clever architectural techniques to build houses that offer breathtaking views, without compromising structural integrity.
2. Steep Slope Designs - A new wave of residential designs that take advantage of steep slopes and offer residents the ability to live in previously untapped areas.
3. 360-degree Living Spaces - Advancements in building materials and techniques have made it possible to construct homes with views from every angle, creating unique and immersive living spaces.
1. Architecture - An industry that can capitalize on the growing demand for innovative housing designs that take advantage of previously untapped terrain.
2. Construction - An industry that can utilize new materials and techniques to build homes in challenging environments, opening up new markets for housing development.
3. Real Estate - An industry that can benefit from the increasing demand for unique, customizable housing options that offer breathtaking natural views.