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Dramatic Cantilevered House Boasts Magnificent Mountain Views in Nagano
According to the architects, the client spent years searching Japan for the ideal site before settling on a scenic sloping mountain ridge located at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains. To maximize the impact of the landscape’s impressive views, Kidosaki Architects installed two diagonal bracing steel cylinders to cantilever half the house over the mountain ridge.
Inside, the architects maintained a muted, minimalist approach to keep the focus on the dramatic panoramic views, which extend on all three sides of the main living and kitchen area. Other rooms throughout the house were carefully placed and designed to offer additional differing views of the landscape. The house’s minimalist palette of wood and concrete help the structure blend in and achieve a sense of harmony with the surrounding environment.
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