Hiroki Tominaga, Japan, Mount Fuji, green roof, green architecture, timber architecture, polycarbonate, vernacular architecture, traditional techniques

The angular outline of the roof is inspired by traditional undulating karahafu gables often found in temples and shrines across the country. In the case of the Mount Fuji residence, this element was translated as an angular form with sharp edges which reference the surrounding mountain peaks.

Hiroki Tominaga, Japan, Mount Fuji, green roof, green architecture, timber architecture, polycarbonate, vernacular architecture, traditional techniques

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The roof is clad in a system of metal panels and covers a semi-outdoor space in a way that directs snow and rain from the main openings. Its metal cladding is combined with timber walls and a strip of translucent polycarbonate, the latter of which gives the building a soft glow at night. The playful interior features a series of split levels and mezzanines which provide different spaces suited either for summer or winter use.

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Photos by Takumi Ota