Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Villa Gallery

Location: Karuizawa, Japan

Architect: Makoto Yamaguchi , Makoto Yamaguchi

Material: Concrete

Completion date: 2003

Built area: 68m2

Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Story:

Karuizawa is a bijou town favoured by weekending Tokyoites.The Villa is perched on a steep slope oriented south in the forest, and looks out over a towering view of mountain ranges. It is the villa for the couple of musicians. They wanted a flexible space that could work as a villa,gallery for contemporary art -mainly sculptures- and salon for music concert, place to entertain friends. To fulfill the functions, the ‘blank space’ should be required.

The kitchen and bath usual functions of a house are built into the floor. The materials, requesed interestingly no wood should be visible, glass, mirror and polished stainless steel reflect the light and view in the obstacle less interior. They create an expanded impression of the space, one storey polygon with plenty of empty, white space.

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