The architectural design of traditional lakeside houses seeks to embrace the natural landscape, offering multiple opportunities for meditative natural enjoyment, as well as designated indoor spaces that grant privacy to the residents when needed. Tokyo-based studio Sugawaradaisuke transcends this notion of seclusion by creating an architectural layout that extends itself in the beautiful surroundings far more eagerly than traditional lakeside houses.
Located near Lake Noriji in the Kiso Mountains of Japan's Nagano Prefecture, Sugawaradaisuke's structure boasts "five interlocking levels to create multiple viewing platforms both inside and outside the property." The established connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as their integration within the natural landscape of the forest, is one worth praising since it exhibits masterful levels of design thinking.
Photo Credits: Jérémie Souteyrat