The front door opens into the doma (traditional Japanese wide entrance hall) that comprises the genkan (traditional Japanese entranceway, where outdoor footwear is removed before stepping up into the main building), bathroom and toilet areas. The glass staircase connects from the genkan up one floor to the main room.
On the ceiling of the private rooms on the first floor there are beams at a 45 degree angle to the first floor walls that show that the second floor is rotated by 45 degrees to the first floor.
The conifer forest encircles a fire pit in the garden, which is an exciting place for gathering and enjoying food and good companionship.
Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture
Timber frame , 2 stories
December 2015- June 2016
July 2016- April 2017