A simple home structure is typical in Japan, and in the Yamanashi area the hills are a plus. Lush greenery surrounds this wood based residence aptly titled “Skyward House” and the built space speaks for itself.
Designed by architect Kazuhiko Kishimoto, the pitched and flattened areas of the roof play into the type of space happening on the interior. The lower portions feature exterior glazed sitting rooms, and the interior areas are centered around bright white walls and tall skylights for natural light to flood the space. Interior windows are utilized for privacy and space hierarchy, while sharp angular lines in the built space create nooks and crannies of their own.