The floors and ceilings that define the space are made of thick European oak and Kiso cypress.
In the winter, the building lets in the southern light and stores heat inside.
Through close discussion between the client and the designer a fusion between the landscape and human activity, amongst the materials used in the project and between time and space was created, allowing the ideas of the West and the East to fuse together, transcending the Zen-like boundaries between self and others to become one with the whole universe.
The Italian sculptor Reinhold Traxl, a friend of the client, was commissioned to create from folded and stacked steel plates embedded with magnesite stones a sculptural, fireplace-like object of fire and iron. It is positioned in the center of the building and forms the focus of human activity juxtaposed with the landscape.
Timber frame and reinforced concrete, 2 stories
Dec.2016 - Sept.2018
Sept.2018 - July.2020