Located in a rural town in Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture, the House in Nagatoro is a single story residence that looks like an ordinary gabled roof volume, with the beautiful silhouettes of the Mount Kamafuse in the background.
The roof is a combination of two shed roofs in different length and height connected with an adjusted angle. This gives the volume of the structure seen from the West side where the approach is, to naturally follow the silhouette of the mountains.
The beautiful mountains are used as a borrowed scenery looking from the inside through the windows. The wide hallway running through the two functions as the axis to connect the private and public spaces of this house.
Inspiration from architect:
This residential house consists of two views, the outer is an objective one of the mountains and housing structure, the other is a subjective view from inside of the house.