The Flinstones meet the Jetsons.

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Situated in the foothills of Mt. Yatsugatake, this vacation home gently incorporates the natural environment around it.

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The fan-shaped design opening to the south means plenty of sun streams in during the cold winters: no matter the time of day there’s always a place to bask in the sun.

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In contrast, strong summer sunshine is blocked by a roof and side walls that protrude beyond the façade, providing shade.

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Windows in the north and south exterior walls bring cool breezes into the house. The result of these design strategies is a structure that is simple yet filled with a rich diversity of scenes.

architects: MDS
location: Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
function: residence
project team: Kiyotoshi Mori + Natsuko Kawamura
structural system: wood (2F)
completion period: 2012
photographs: Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

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