Cell Space Architects

Window Seats House

The request from the client was “We desire a quiet and peaceful space in harmony with the surrounding nature. Our main pleasure from the villa is the time spent admiring the view of the forest from the window. In spring tree buds and birds singing, the dappled sunlight in summer, brilliant colored leaves in autumn and the magnificent view of Mount Asama in the winter.” In order to appreciate the changing seasons, we created a large window with a 6 m bench and large and small bay windows.
The main living area is located at the window side that is close to the scenery.


  • Location

    Karuizawa Nagano Prefecture

  • Type


  • Structure

    Timber frame, 1story

  • Site Area


  • Design Period

    November 2010- May 2011

  • Construction Period

    June 2011- December 2011