Japanese architect Kouichi Kimura, of FORM studio, designed the 'Scape House,' an experimental residence comprised of several cubic volumes.
The design initiative for this home called for versatile spaces. Kimura created spaces that could fully appreciate the view, while simultaneously retaining the homeowner's privacy. To differentiate the spaces, Kimura forwent the typical floor-to-ceiling glazing in favor of a series of large and small windows. This decision effectively produces a "hierarchy of views," as well as a range of interior lighting conditions.
The windows act as a "frame" for the surrounding landscape; the size and position of each affects the way that the view is consumed. Inside, the windows feature built-in furniture, such as shelving and seating, making them a staple piece inside and out.