When pushed open, the large glass panes of the slim sliding glass doors slide to reveal large openings were the indoors and outdoors merge to become one. This is also aided by the completely flush threshold of the panoramah! system and the internal wooden flooring which is continued onto the external wooden decking.
Perfectly combining traditional Japanese architecture styles with modern elements, architects Kengo Kuma & Associates created a striking home design with authentic wood structures and an abundance of oversized glazing.
Japan’s Shinto and Buddhist beliefs had a huge influence on traditional Japanese architecture. These beliefs had a strong focus on humans connection with nature, commonly known as biophilic design, and in projects such as this one that is shown through the use of oversized glazing and wooden building materials.
By utilising the panoramah! ah!38’s large sizes and minimal sightlines, the interior living spaces will always be flooded with natural light, reflecting off the light wooden interior to make the space feel bright and airy.
Other areas of this project where you can see the connections with the outdoors include the balcony which surrounds the upper floor of the property. From the upper floor the scenic Japanese countryside can be appreciated, not only on the balcony but through the sliding glass doors and walls.
Featuring a swimming pool and rock pond just outside the property, this magnificent home encompasses Japanese architecture styles and biophilic design, with a modern twist.