HOUSE IN SAIKO

2017

Site: Yamanashi Prefecture

Architect: Architect: Keiji Ashizawa Design

Project architect: Project architect: Keiji Ashizawa / Rie Honjo

Structural engineer: ASA Akira Suzuki

Photo: Daici Ano

自然豊かな富士五湖の一つである西湖の湖畔に、富士山を望む別荘が計画された。
敷地は豊かな自然に囲まれ、東側に立ちはだかる崖には岩肌と赤松が映える。敷地南側の木々の間からは富士山が見える。
 
リビングの中央を走る、樟の一枚板を活かしたダイニングテーブルは彫刻的な審美性を空間にもたらし、大きな開口部から見えるランドスケープと呼応してリズムを生み出す。力強い自然の要素の共鳴が、人々の意識を外へと広げ、別荘の中に季節の風をもたらし、内外の空間を一体化している。

Site: Yamanashi Prefecture

Architect: Architect: Keiji Ashizawa Design

Project architect: Project architect: Keiji Ashizawa / Rie Honjo

Structural engineer: ASA Akira Suzuki

Photo: Daici Ano

House in Saiko is a weekend house tucked away on the wooded lakeside shore of Saiko, one of the Five Lakes of Mt. Fuji. Stepping onto the site, one feels immediately embedded within nature.
 
The eastern part of the site proudly showcases rocky cliffs and mountainous Akamatsu pine trees. From the south side of the site, one can see Mt. Fuji peeping through trees. Together these provide a perfect atmosphere for a weekend escape.
 
The house is designed around the dining table, an enormous single wooden plane cut out of camphor. Located at the center of living space, this table adds a sculptural beauty to the space. Its form harmonizes with the landscape seen through the large, uninterrupted openings surrounding this centralized space. When a gentle seasonal wind runs through the house, people can feel nature spreading into their consciousness. In this house, inside and outside spaces are unified together as one.