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U-House by Kubota Architect Atelier located in Yamaguchi, Japan

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U-House by Kubota Architect Atelier located in Yamaguchi, Japan | The Hardt

 

U-House by Kubota Architect Atelier located in Yamaguchi, Japan. The space is designed to be an open living area, for a family of four. The open floor plan includes living area on the first floor and the bedrooms on the second floor which appears to float in midair. The concrete interior gives the space a sterile feel while still providing a warmer than expected vibe for the space. Kubota Architect Atelier is one of the preeminent architecture firms in Japan, and are well known for their minimalist aesthetic in most of their designs. 

 

 

Photos by James Silverman & Shigeo Ogawa

 

 

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FU House by Kubota Architect Atelier located in Japan

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FU House by Kubota Architect Atelier located in Shunan, Japan. Peace and privacy were met with insulated outer walls as well as a long terrace with a shallow pool surrounded by solid white walls. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors provide for optimized indoor-outdoor flow.  Inside, the multi-storeyed living space was constructed around adaptability and flexibility. “Light and shadow are restlessly ambiguous and abstracts are wind and water. Three pieces of white slab, each folded into an L-shape, are inserted three-dimensionally into this ever-changing environment.

 

 

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Perivolas by Manos Psychas and his wife Nadia located at the entrance of the village of Oia, Santorini, Greece

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Perivolas by Manos Psychas and his wife Nadia located at the entrance of the village of Oia, on the cliffside overlooking the caldera in Santorini, Greece | The Hardt

 

Perivolas by Manos and his wife Nadia located at the entrance of the village of Oia, on the cliffside overlooking the caldera in Santorini, Greece. In the 19th century the Psychas family, like many other Santorini families, developed through trade in the noted wines of the island a connection with Odessa on the Black Sea.  Manos Psychas, a sea captain, was born in Odessa, but when his job as captain of the Greek navy brought him to Santorini in the late 1950s he determined to renew his ties with his family’s island. In 1969 Manos and his wife Nadia purchased a piece of a cliff with cave dwellings and stables in the Perivolas area of the cliff top village of Oia. They had the vision of creating an idyllic retreat on their beloved island.  Faithful to the tradition of Santorini’s unique architecture they have restored a group of 300-year-old caves that were once the homes of local fishermen and farmers.  With the help of native craftsmen and using the local stone, this historical setting has been gradually transformed into a luxurious complex of 20 very individual suites. This was the beginning of Perivolas.

 

 

 

Perivolas is located at the entrance of the village of Oia, on the cliffside overlooking the caldera. It is a 30-minute drive north from Santorini Airport and the port to Oia (Ia).i and offers 5-star accommodation in addition to a Jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi, and a Turkish steam bath. Popular amenities, such as a sauna and an outdoor pool, make for an enjoyable stay in Oia.  Guests can soak up the sun on the terrace or have a drink at the bar. For a fast and effortless arrival and departure experience, guests can take advantage of the express check-in/check-out feature. Guests can also admire sea views from the on-site fitness center. All of the romantic rooms at Perivolas Hotel feature a spa bath, a CD player and a hairdryer. Each includes a private bathroom with slippers and bathrobes.  Those staying at the hotel can sample Greek and Mediterranean cuisines at the on-site restaurant, conveniently situated for those who want to stay nearby at mealtime. A selection of cafés and restaurants can also be found in the area.  The hotel enjoys a superb location, allowing guests easy access to a range of popular attractions. The helpful staff at the tour desk are available to book and organize activities in Oia.

Learn more about this amazing hotel on their site here

 

 

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Moreover, a new stairwell designed in a contemporary language was introduced in an existing backyard to link the long string of rooms aligned along the perimeter, as well as to create space for another bedroom above it. A new extension was built with just enough thickness to house guest quarters that tower over the garden and screen off the new development while closing off the composition of the garden and defining its end facade. They are lifted over the ground on slender columns in order not to obstruct the cornices and pilasters and the pediment of the gate which once led to the garden beyond. All new extensions were conceived as simple volumes and are defined and positioned to compliment, and coexist with the existing building. They are treated in such a way as to allow maximum light on the inside while retaining a monolithic appearance from the outside in sympathy with the old building. Although almost entirely glazed, this is achieved by means of a dense wooden screen, creating a composition based on the contrast of materiality. The screens are made from American cedar, which will, over time, acquire a natural protective patina of silvery grey that blends in with the limestone surfaces of the old house. Like all projects that involve the rehabilitation and extension of old structures, time is an important element of the composition of which the building is made, and that will unravel with time.

 

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