Nagano’s ‘Stacked House’ Is An Immersive Mid-Forest Abode

May 2, 2019

Category: Living

Eastern architecture is a symbiosis of uniquely tailored practices, traits, and styles — a formula that, when concocted correctly, results in an ethereal experience for both the viewer and the structure’s contemporaries. In regards to Japan’s intrinsically-oriented home designs, Nagano’s Kentaro Ishida Architects Studio (KIAS) has put its best foot forward — conceptualizing and perfecting their craft with the aptly named “Stacked House.”

The Stacked House serves as a quintessential weekend getaway space, nestled within Karuizawa’s mountainous resort area. Three separate volumes comprise the dwelling, adjoining beneath a series of leaf-like roof structures that are leveraged by wooden joists. On the exterior, angular, patterned timber and convex overhangs define the home’s numerous outdoor socialization areas. Large, open-ended windows shower the Stacked House’s interior with a bevy of light, modern furnishings, two ensuite master bedrooms, and a guest area in warm, inviting hues. To highlight the dwelling’s spatial differentiation, exposed timber, concrete, and metal serve to complement areas defined by elevated ceilings — fostering an intimate feeling of immersion through the use of natural elements.

Learn More: Here

More From Living

Featured Image

Stay At This Seaside Black Timber Boathouse On A Norwegian Island

A modern cabin with a beautiful interior by SJ Design.

Posted By

Aug 22, 2019

Featured Image

TAXA’s Industry-Leading Camper Trailer Is Roomier & Better Than Ever

Redesigned for 2019 and loaded with creature comforts.

Posted By

Aug 20, 2019

Featured Image

Aston Martin Is Building Luxury Lairs For You & Your Car Collection

Opulent abodes for you and your favorite automobiles.

Posted By

Aug 15, 2019

Featured Image

The Dive Motel Is A 1970s-Inspired Blast-From-The-Past Getaway

Bask in the aesthetics of a bygone era.

Posted By

Aug 14, 2019

Featured Image

The Wild Lilac House Is An Exercise In Intentional Isolation

Far from the hustle & bustle of everyday life.

Posted By

Aug 12, 2019

Featured Image

Unwind On The Mexican Coast In This Beachside Jungle Villa

Caught between the forest and the sea.

Posted By

Aug 9, 2019