Hillside Home in Japan Reveals Playful Interiors

hillside home skyward houseThe Skyward House was envisioned by AC-AA Architects, a Japanese studio known to merge vernacular elements with modern functionality. A surreal green landscape surrounds the 4,402-square-foot (409-square-meter) hillside home.

“The house needed to provide a sense of protection since it would be the client’s final home,” the architect said. “It also needed to be supple to blend with the surrounding natural environment. Standing in this rich land, I wanted the house to have a sturdy and fragile presence at the same time.”
hillside home exteriorWindows open up the interiors in all four directions while ensuring privacy from passers-by. This is possible thanks to the high vantage point of the living quarters. Architects elevated them in order to avoid the view from the relatively busy street. Step inside and you’re greeted by a fascinating mix of open and closed spaces.

“Specifically speaking, the soto-no-ma (exterior room) – intended for sitting – has a flat, low ceiling which extends the space horizontally toward the surrounding nature,” the architect added. “The Naka-no-ma (interior room), on the other hand, has a ceiling following the roof’s pyramid shape and is filled with natural light from the top. The diffused light creates different nuances of shadows on the ceiling and draws the space vertically toward the sky.” Photography by Hiroshi Ueda.
hillside home windows hillside home path hillside home entrance hillside home porch hillside home deck hillside home interior hillside home angles hillside home dining hillside home couch hillside home nighttime hillside home view hillside home window hillside home hillside home floorplan 1 hillside home floorplan 2 hillside home schematics

The post Hillside Home in Japan Reveals Playful Interiors appeared first on Freshome.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *