Garden and Sea by Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

Created by Oita-based architecture atelier Takao Shiotsuka, the “Garden and Sea” is a wedge-shaped weekend house towards the sea.

The two-story white building has “big eyes” glass curtain on the second floor that enjoys the seascape, and a private yard on the first floor.

Architects: Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
Location: Japan
Photography: Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

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Inspiration from architect:

We planned the first floor as a place to enjoy a garden. The part facing the garden of the half underground is a glass window. By it, a slope of the ground just appears as form of the openings. The exterior floor covered with the white gravel. Since it is surrounded by the outside wall, outside can also be felt like the interior of a room. By place to stay and movement at that time, relations with a person and the ground surface change.