Kita-Kamakura House
The site is located in “YATO” of Kita-Kamakura, Japan. There is rich natural environments filled with greenery.
”YATO” is a geographical features to Kamakura, and it is an elongated and deep area.
I designed a minimal house like a dot in a surrounding.

The facade is characterized by the “Metal Mass” of the One-letter roofing wall.
On the other hand, the interior uses natural materials and craftman’s works everywhere.
I think that “the spatiality of Japanese Sukiya” will be incorporated into architecture as much as possible.
The main windows are created in the north and south, and the space having a “view of path” and “feeling of a cage” changes with sequence.

Historical ruins are everywhere in Kita-Kamakura.
It is a house where the senses of the body are sharpened, which softly stimulates the “five senses-GOKAN“.

Plaza of ambiguity
The center of this house is a small entrance hall on the first floor.

It ’s like an indoor Plaza” Ambiguous space” like outside” is created in the “inside” of the house.

Usually, it is a relaxing living room and a friendly dining room. And on the day of halle, it will be a music hall, and at night it will be a theater hall.

External moon viewing terrace.
And the interior space is continuous with the front yard.


Based on “Ten types of ambiguity (Master’s Thesis)”, we conducted a study of plan and section composition.

・ External scale space
・ Internal scale space
The difference in ceiling height between adjacent rooms creates ambiguity in the space.

This is a prototype of an ambiguous space that introduces the concept of the outside as an advanced form of the sectional composition of the Sukiya architecture that tends to go from the inside to the outside.