House to Catch the Mountain by Tezuka Architects

photo by Katsuhisa Kida /FOTOTECA | click to enlarge

I love this new home built in Kamakura, Japan and designed by Tezuka Architects. “House to Catch the Mountain” was completed in February 2012 and derives its unique name from the way a small bridge stretches out from the living room, like an arm, grabbing on to the mountain, whose foot the home rests on. The Bridge then merges will a small pathway that extends to the top of the mountain.

The 2-story house incorporates an open layout – very open. The bedroom and bathroom are on the first floor while the living room, kitchen and dining room sit above it. The south and east sides of both spaces are wall and window-less, but equipped with a railing that supports a wrap-around curtain for medium privacy and a shutter for maximum privacy.

photo by Katsuhisa Kida /FOTOTECA| click to enlarge

I encourage you to also check out this amazing preschool that Tezuka Architects completed last year.

photo by Katsuhisa Kida /FOTOTECA| click to enlarge

photo by Katsuhisa Kida /FOTOTECA| click to enlarge

photo by Katsuhisa Kida /FOTOTECA| click to enlarge

photo by Katsuhisa Kida /FOTOTECA| click to enlarge

House to Catch the Mountain
Architects:Tezuka Architects
Structure Engineer:OHNO JAPAN Co., Ltd/OHNO HIROFUMI
Photographer: Katsuhisa Kida/FOTOTECA
Lighting Designer: Masahide Kakudate/Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates,Inc.
Landscape Designer:GA yamazaki inc./Masako Yamazaki, Hiromi Iwao

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