The project is a summer house in a woodland just north of Mt. Fuji, Japan.

The client’s brief was for a house that gives a sense of closeness to nature, which is difficult to get in their day to day life in Tokyo.

It is designed as a red cottage, a typical Scandinavian summer house, but with a language influenced by traditional Japanese architecture.

Ultimately, the shape and form of the building is a response to local construction techniques and local climate.

Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan

Roof plan
Roof plan

Long section
Long section

Short section
Short section