VILLA IN KAIKO
Villa in Kaikoh is designed as a holiday house in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, a well-known hot spring resort 100 km west of Tokyo. The site lies on a steep cliff, offering a splendid, wide view the Ocean.
The building might be viewed as if a continuous strip was to be folded in different directions so that complex interlocked voids are generated both vertically and horizontally: the villa lies on eight stepped and interconnected platforms. The continuous strip opens up in several points and creates stages for various activities. In other point it precisely delineates a single-purpose space.The main entry faces the public road at the upper end of the site; moving downwards, a Japanese bathroom features both indoor and outdoor bathtubs, extended onto a panoramic terrace overlooking the Ocean.
Structurally, the house is a hybrid composition of steel structure upon a reinforced concrete fabric. Steel was absolutely required in order to eliminate any bulky column or wall: that allows ample living spaces and confers a feeling of lightness to the whole building. Moreover, using steel eased remarkably the construction process on the steep site.
- 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