PLANTEC ARCHITECTS

PLANTEC ARCHITECTS

PROJECT

Housing

Mushinbou

CONCEPT

A holiday villa on an isolated Karuizawa mountain, Mushinbou is covered with vertical grating. Between this grating and the glass patio doors is the villa’s veranda. Opening all the wooden vertical gratings creates a terrace that becomes one with nature. Closing them ensures security and serves as a buffer zone against the elements.

DATA

Location: Karuizawa, Nagano
Floors: 1 aboveground
Design period: July 2004 - Nov. 2004
Construction period: Dec. 2004 - July 2005
Site area: 2,999.17 m²
Building area: 599.48 m²
Total floor area: 520.01 m²