After entering the entrance along a triangular side wall, the outdoor view is temporarily shut off and people find themselves in a gradation of light. There is a folded-plate space that rises towards the second floor, and a semicircular bathroom is placed in the space. By going towards the light while feeling a contrastive structure, a wide-open ocean view enfolds. When entering the living room, the view widens even more in a longitudinal direction to the sky. After the place with a tall framed scenic view, the view become rapidly narrower and then lands beyond the bathroom area once again. The interior sequences are handled as if they are melodies, and the spaces are connected as if accumulating harmonies.
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A building that stands robustly and independently: Villa Escargot by Takeshi Hirobe Architects