The angular outline of the roof is inspired bytraditional 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.
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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.
+ Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier
Photos by Takumi Ota