House on the Skirt of Mt. Katsuragi: A Modern Family Retreat
Explore House on the Skirt of Mt. Katsuragi, a 2021 creation by Yoshihiro Yamamoto Architects Atelier in Gose, Japan. This modern, wooden home unites a family and nature with its large windows and unique design, offering views of rice fields and Mt. Katsuragi.
Here, simplicity in architecture fosters a tranquil living space for a couple, their mother, and two cats.
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Nestled at Mt. Katsuragi’s Foot
The ‘House on the Skirt of Mt. Katsuragi’ stands proudly at the mountain’s eastern base in Nara, Japan. Here, a family of three, along with their two cats, enjoys life under a striking triangular roof.
A Unique Blend of Spaces
The house cleverly divides and merges living spaces. On the first floor, the couple relishes a spacious living room, adorned with large windows and bookshelves. Meanwhile, the second floor houses their landing, bedroom, and bathroom. Conversely, the mother’s domain flips this arrangement. Her bedroom and bathroom occupy the first floor, while a cozy living room sits on the second. This ingenious layout fosters both independence and interconnectedness.
Furthermore, they share key areas like the entrance, laundry, and pantry. These shared spaces enhance the home’s communal feel.
Embracing Nature’s Rhythms
Outside, the home’s large windows frame a living painting of rice fields and Mt. Katsuragi. This ever-changing vista marks the passage of time, infusing the home with nature’s tranquility. In this idyllic setting, each day unfolds with the slow, rhythmic grace of the natural world.
Photography courtesy of Yoshihiro Yamamoto Architects Atelier