Architect: Takeshi Hirobe
Location: Chiba, Japan
Year built: 2012
In Chiba, Japan, the ‘villa SSK’ architect Takeshi Hirobe, headquartered in Tokyo, overlooking the waters of the bay from which you can see a mountainous landscape vegetation.
Living spaces of the residence are geared towards the presence of the ocean, a loft bedroom and bathroom are geared towards the beautiful view.
Instead of a garage, a room framed with wood trusses and windows contains the vehicle’s owner. Beyond the engine room, people walking along a path outdoors and courtyard adjoins the guest room, while friends and family can gather within the space or water can flow on the tile floor, to create a reflective surface adjacent to the runway. The wood paneling and beams create the curvature of the segmented wall and roof planes, while the facades glass stopper of the north and south elevations oriented
towards the sea and the mountains. Inside the living area, the corners of the elements of the frame spatial produce intermittent gaps between the fence and the structure for the thin variety. Accessed by stairs inside the main volume of the house, a loft bedroom and bathroom overlooking the water and a smaller straight volume with planks of timber fencing bath and shower for privacy.