This residence is located in villa subdivision areas in Otsu,Shiga,Japan. There are  rich natural  environments with Lake Biwa in the southeast and Mount Hira in the northwest, so in the first stage,we have decided to use cedar panels as exterior  materials.   The  exterior  wall is colored  with  three  colors  and attached  gradation patterns, therefore the abstract wood  texture comes and gives us a massive impression.  As  Forest  side,we have arranged a semi-outdoor terrace inside,so that there could have an coherent exterior space.  Also in the living room, we observed the sky and forests around it and we have made graceful sunlights come in various directions through the windows.

撮影/Sasakura Yohei