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Architecture
Sep
18
Villa + Gallery in Karuizawa by Makoto Yamaguchi Design
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Jutaku
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Alexander Zaxarov
Sep 18, 2020

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.

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Alexander Zaxarov
September 18, 2020

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.

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