House in Gokurakuji | Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates
I move from Kamakura Station to the residential area by a train. I pass through the small tunnel covered by trees. Then I appear in many places of green preserved in the mountain. I go down the station, and a flat way spreads out. A site looks like the valley along the slant when I go up the slope of the immediate slant.
Because the frontal road is a dead end, there is little traffic. The sound of the wave to hear stimulates the five senses subtly by a fragrance and the direction of the wind of the tide. When I came for the first time, I thought of a slope and green and the sea connected continually from the ground. I wanted to make a building which was connected to the remote sea while having these topography and scenery and relation.
Architects : Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates
Location: Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
Construction Year: 2013
Originally published at arcdog.com.