Evolution of design and architecture is often accelerated by needs of specific landscapes and unique obstacles presented by local weather in different parts of the globe. Designed to withstand frequent typhoons that are all too common in the region has an innovative silhouette and a specially crafted courtyard that act like a ‘chimney’ for the passage of high speed winds. Located in Kochi Prefecture Japan and conjured up by Container Design it is this distinct feature that protects the home from on gusty days even while ensuring the ambiance inside is left undisturbed.
It is the ingenious convex curve of the roof along with the clerestory windows that instantly grab your attention as you enter the new rear extension that opens up towards the garden and the extended wooden deck.
It is the Le Corbusier’s philosophy of using extended roof slabs overhangs and smart sunscreens that was adopted to create smart and shaded outdoor zones that extend the living area and kitchen on the inside. The presence of overhangs also helps in keeping out scorching hot tropical sun and making the house a lot more energy-efficient.
It is the kitchen dining area and living space that sit on the main level and flow into the garden and alfresco dining area. A staircase leads to the private lower level with bedrooms home office and a media room that feel equally enchanting and far more inviting. A mountaintop house that is as exciting as the view it offers!
A series of folding glass doors with dark frame delineate the interior from the outdoor hangout even while allowing light to flow through unhindered. The innovative roof does the rest as it brings the northern sunlight while giving the open plan living kitchen and dining a more spacious and breezy ambiance.
The great hall becomes the heart of the house with a neutral color scheme using gray and white creating a polished and inviting ambiance. Art work adds pops of color to each space with widen partitions and cabinets ushering in textural contrast.
The unique design of the roof ensures plenty of natural ventilation and creates a cooling natural breeze during hot days. With the remainder of the house being carefully shielded from harsh weather conditions it is the living area where one feels most connected with the scenery.