Window House by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Built on just 3 x 8m site at the road-side, the Window House is a small weekend house with a huge square glass curtain wall in two side facing to the Sagami Bay with view to Mount Fuji and Enoshima.

Architects: Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects
Lcoation: Kanagawa, Japan
Photography: Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

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The building is three-storey almost automatically because the ground floor had to be a pilotis by consideration of the storm surge.

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Inspiration from architect:

It seemed difficult to avoid blocking the view of the neighborhood behind. So I designed a large openings both at the sea-side and the road-side in order to keep the view passing through the building during the absence of the owner.