This stark, geometric weekend villa designed by Mount Fuji Architects Studio overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a heavily vegetated mountainside in Izu-san, Japan. The simple form is composed of two long, narrow rectangles set perpendicular to one another with cantilevers at their respective ends. The architects explain that the architecture is, “perfectly autonomous itself, but at the same time seems to emerge as an underlying shape that the natural environment has been hiding. It’s abstraction of nature.”
Both the interior and exterior liberally utilize water-polished white marble. The reflective nature of the material lets the blue and green hues from the ocean and forest illuminate the interior and blend seamlessly. Furnishings are kept to a minimum in order to provide a meditative atmosphere where the architecture and views take center stage.
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Source: Daily Tonic