Hiroshima-based architect Bunzo Ogawa is a master of light manipulation. In what is his latest residential project – Light Valley – the architect and head of Future Studio created a commanding, rounded L-shaped façade that sets the stage for a dramatic reveal of what’s behind. Slits through the rough create skylights that allow rays of sun to enter into the main dining room area. And floor to ceiling windows that wrap around the inside of the structure open up to the luxurious backyard.
The interior is somewhat mountainous, with the main dining room area becoming the “valley” that is sandwiched between two “cliffs.” The cliffs function as separate rooms whose landings are also made accessible by climbing up a ladder.
source: Bunzo Ogawa’s website