Located near the town of Karuizawa, a popular weekend retreat for residents of Tokyo, Makoto Yamaguchi Design has designed a villa perched on a steep forest slope.
Developed for a musically inclined couple, the residence also comprises a series of flexible and adaptable spaces showcasing a variety of contemporary art pieces. the structure functions as a venue for intimate music concerts and a place to entertain friends. the clients requested that no wood should be visible, with open white volumes providing a suitable backdrop for the collection. The gallery offers views across the Japanese landscape, while kitchen and washroom facilities are built into the concrete floor.