atelier shinya miura: izukougen house
Wow!! What a stunner.. This beautiful home built in a forestall resort near the ocean, in Izu peninsula area, Tokyo, Japan, was designed for a couple by Japanese studio atelier shinya miura. Called, ‘izukougen house’. To maximise the connection between the interior and exterior, the house contains a series of voids and openings that connect interior and exterior environments.
“fitting onto a narrow strip of land, the design is carefully structured to maximise both the quality and efficiency of space. three internal courtyards govern the interior volume, and provide a sense of openness. extending through the ceiling, the voids act as light wells that flood the neutral interior spaces with natural light and ventilation. a long window on the east side of the dwelling provides a parallel view of the ocean in the distance, while breaking up the longitudinal form. a collection of variously sized windows dance around the rest of the structure, framing and optimising views of the lush garden and surrounding scenery.”
the grass is greener on the welded side