Yasutaka Yoshimura's Window House

Yasutaka Yoshimura,

Yautaka Yoshimura,

Sport & Wellness,


A glass home of innovative minimal design. The home on Japan's Sagami Bay uses an unusual strategy to avoid blocking people's view of the beach: it is transparent.

Yasutaka Yoshimura's Window House

The innovative, strategic design solution adopted by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects in this holiday home ideally represents glass architecture which is minimal in terms of size, interiors and visual impact.
The little glass building is located in Japan's Sagami Bay, across from Mt. Fuji and Mt. Enoshima. With a base measuring only 3x8m, the house has three floors, as it is raised to protect it from the bay's frequent storms.
What makes the building unusual is the huge windows on both its sides, created to ensure that the house would not block people's view, giving the home a truly unconventional appearance.

Francesco Cibati

Studio: Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects
Architects: Yasutaka Yoshimura, Shuji Fujita, Musashi Imura, Fuminori Tokuyama
Year: 2013
Location: Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Built area: 15.42 m²
Site area: 26.11 m²
Photographer: Yautaka Yoshimura


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