The public building and the private building are orientated at 120 degrees to each other and have a direct view of a large feature tree. The terrace, running along the front of the buildings, is sheltered by a large overhanging roof.
The villa is used all year-round and the interior is lined with warm materials to feel pleasant in the cold winter.
Fresh Green Season
The terrace is formed from two lengths at an open, 120 degrees angle to each other along the south side of the buildings and the lawn garden.
A large roof overhangs the terrace so that it can be used even in the heavy rain frequently experienced in Karuizawa.
The stone pavement continues along the approach path to the entrance of the villa.
The living room is shaped like a gently meandering river.
The dining area is surrounded by the open living room with fine red cedar walls and the feature fireplace is custom built with fine red antique bricks.
Karuizwa Nagano Prefecture
Reinforced concrete, Steel framework 1 story
September 2003 - March 2004
April 2004- January 2005