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Metaphor on the Topography

Private Residence Medium Architecture Built

Studio: acaa

Architect / Designer: Kazuhiko Kishimoto

Country: Japan

Copyright: Hiroshi Ueda

Metaphor on the Topography

The client found a site on a slope with a view of the sea and forest.

I designed the building to reveal the topography by placing the building on the sloping ground with as little intervention as possible, so that the resulting spatial form would help the client find a place to reside.

It is a method to take the topography as a metaphor and reinterpreting it into a space.

The building is composed of a transparent space with a horizontal floor and roof, and a sculptural volume consisting mainly of walls linked to the sloping topography.