This single family villa in in Kanagawa Prefecture on a mountainside that overviews a sea and a city was designed by the Tokyo based practice Shun Hirayama Architecture. It is composed of individual volumes which are connected through tight and angled accesses, bridges and corridors.
“We forwarded the design, piling up stories little by little, as if animals create their nest steadily. The traces of the thoughts and processes appear remarkably. In the interior of the building that was shaped to fit the landform, walls set in diverse angles, various ceiling heights and ten different floor levels exist and in the each space dissimilar shades live. The wind that enters inside the one-room interior space feels like they came between trees, and it feels like sitting on a natural stump, when sitting on a slight level difference.
Les aventuriers” is a title of a story that tours a creation of the house on this particular site”, explains Shun Hirayama.