A Japanese residence that takes a different angle.
Yuusuke Karasawa Architects make geometry easy. Or at least easy to love. Visual intrigue is of first order with Villa Kanousan, a two-story residence perched in the hills of the Boso Peninsula on Honshu Island, Japan. Its various skylights, openings and windows construct cubes rotated at various angles. The geometric cutouts create unexpected voids and vantage points, both internally between spaces and externally towards the surrounding landscape. Each room and each floor is visible, no matter your particular location in the house. Perhaps not a design for those who hold their privacy most dear, but the particular sense of connection and unity is worth the sacrifice.