All facades of the building are made of concrete walls and black glass, clearly dividing its interior space from the external environment. The house opens its reinforced concrete roof to the sky in order to create five courtyards, only vertically inviting light as well as shadows and reflections of the surrounding nature. All rooms are designed to face the courtyards each of which is distinct in character, and flowers for every season are planted altogether.
It is a garden, Nagano, Japan
Program: single family house
Architect: Assistant – Hiroi Ariyama & Megumi Matsubara
Structural engineer: Konishi Structural Engineers
Area: 475 sqm