In Otake, Japan, a house by Suppose Design Office reconciles passive solar design with impressive views from atop a rocky plateau. From the southern façade, residents enjoy a view of an industrial region bordered a mountain range. The northern façade, on the other hand, overlooks the Seto Inland Sea. A shallow terrace wraps around the second level to take advantage of the diverse views.
The home also thoughtfully incorporates passive solar design elements to reduce the need for mechanical climate control. The large expanses of glass throughout the home were deliberately placed and balanced with roof overhangs to maintain interior thermal comfort through both the daily and annual cycles of the sun.
See more images of the Otake House after the jump.