This residence is located in villa subdivision areas in Otsu, Shiga, Japan. There are rich natural environments with Lake Biwa in thesoutheast and Mount Hira in the northwest,so in the first stage,we have decided to use cedar panels as exterior materials.The exterior wall is colored with three colors and attached gradation patterns,therefore the abstract wood texture comes and gives us a massive impression.As Forest side,we have arranged a semi-outdoor terrace inside,so that there could have an coherent exterior space.
Project Architect: Fumiya Ogawa+Tomonobu Higashino.
Site Area: 240.01 sqm.
Project Area: 107.23 sqm.
Project Year: 2010.
Photographs: Yohei Sasakura.