SATOSHI OKADA
ARCHITECTS

VILLA Y main

VILLA Y

Villa Y lies on a steep slope at Hayama beach, overlooking the pacific ocean. This residence is almost hidden, unnoticeable from the street side, whereas it opens up completely towards the sea.

The orientation of the building, slightly slanted, is such that Mount Fuji can be admired from the generous windows of the beach-side fa├žade. The lowest storey, partially buried in the side of the slope, establishes a direct connection with the beach: residents may walk along the strand and then enter from the lowest terrace into the house. A variety of materials such as timbers, stones, ceramic tiles and plaster-works has been here proportionally deployed and juxtaposed to bare concrete. The rooms located at the rear of the building, towards the street, are lit by skylights featuring several shapes and louvres so that the intimacy of the private realm is secured.

LOCATION
Hayama, Kanagawa, JP
PROGRAM
Private residence
YEAR
2019
SIZE
470 sqm
LEAD ARCHITECT
Satoshi Okada
TEAM
Tatsuya Terada, Lisa Tomiyama
COLLABORATORS
STRUCTURAL DESIGN:
Hojo Structural Laboratory
MECHANICAL DESIGN:
Akeno Facility Resilience
LIGHTING DESIGN:
Sirius Lighting Office
CONTRACTOR:
Mizusawa Komuten
PHOTO CREDITS:
Satoshi Shigeta

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