VILLA IN KAIKOH
VILLA IN KAIKOH is a seaside holiday house located in Atami, a well-known hot spring resort 100km west of Tokyo.
The site lies on a steep cliff commanding a splendid panorama of the Pacific Ocean. The building is designed with eight stepped and interconnected platforms. A continuous strip is folded in different directions so that interlocked voids are generated both vertically and horizontally; and unfolded at several stages to provide platforms for various activities.
Connected to the public road, the uppermost level serves for a garage and a private entry, from which a lift and stairs lead to all floors. Moving downwards, the main entrance and two guestrooms are on the same floor; the main bathroom featuring an outdoor spa is secluded behind a flight of stairs. Further down, the living, dining and kitchen accompanied by a large terrace, are perfectly glazed toward the sea. Bedrooms and a tatami room are on the lower level, and a workshop touches to the ground at the very bottom.
The structure is a hybrid composition of steel construction upon a reinforced concrete fabric. Steel was absolutely required for eliminating any bulky column or wall; brings living spaces a variety of scenes and gives a feeling of lightness to the whole building. The prefabrication method utilising steel panel blocks remarkably contributed to the construction on the precipitous land.
- Shizuoka, JP
- Private residence
- 634 sqm
- RC + steel
- LEAD ARCHITECT
- Satoshi Okada
- Daikichi Homma, Lisa Tomiyama
- STRUCTURAL DESIGN:
- Hirokazu Toki + S3 Associates Inc.
- Mizusawa Komuten co., Takahashi Kogyo co.
- PHOTO CREDITS:
- Hiroshi Ueda
- Perspective Award (2011) HK
- Interior World Magazine 80, Seaside Living, Pure Luxury: World's Best Houses
- Selected Architectural Designs 2012, JIA Architect of the Year 2011, Toto 508, Casa Brutus:Finest Houmes of the 21st Century vol. 3, Casa Brutus 131, Detail 187, GA Houses 118, Tekko-gijutsu 10/2010, Shinkenchiku 10/2010