Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida
Architect and Associates

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An 18-metre-long window offers panoramic views across Tokyo Bay from the living room of this house in Yokosuka by Japanese studio Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates (+ slideshow).

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

"The house is named 'Seascape House' as you can admire the view toward the open sea," says Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates.

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

The three-storey residence features three sea-facing terraces on its two upper floors, as well as two more secluded balconies tucked away at the back.

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

The open-plan living and dining room is located on the uppermost floor, where it spans the entire length of the house.

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

A top-lit atrium connects this floor with the two lower levels. Bedrooms and other rooms occupy the storey below, while the ground floor contains storage and a car parking garage.

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

The house has thick concrete walls to protect it from the corrosive seaside environment.

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

We've featured a few residences with views out towards Tokyo Bay. Others include a holiday home with two separate blocks and hostel accommodation in Kyonan. See more architecture in Japan.

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

Photography is by Shigeo Ogawa.

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

Read a short description from the architects below:


Seascape House

The site locates on the slope facing the Pacific Ocean and the house fits in the mountain background, it is where you can feel the strong topographical features.

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

The house is named "Seascape House" as in which you can admire the view toward the open sea. The house is designed to maximise the sequential experience of this particular environment.

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

Especially the living/dining on the first floor, where is the terminal point of the sequential experience, is characterised by the 18m opening through which you can have a view of the magnificent seascape. In order to have the generous openings and the canopy, it has a combined structure system of void slabs and slender columns, as well as solid concrete walls to secure from the tough natural environment such as the strong sea breeze and the sunshine.

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates
First floor plan - click for larger image

The daily life in this house would go always with the seascape which changes from moment to moment, and we hope it would bless the every event going to happen in the house, in particular the pleasant chat and supper at a party hosted by the gregarious client couple.

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates
Ground floor plan - click for larger image

Location: Yokosuka, Japan
Function: Private Residence
Design term: 2011.1-2013.3
Design architects: Tomoyuki Sakakida, Yuta Kawai
Structural engineer: Yoshiki Mondo
Contractor: Kikushima

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates
Basement plan - click for larger image

Structure: RC
Floor number: 2 + Basement
Built area: 163.70 sqm
Floor area:326.97 sqm
Site area: 411.34 sqm

Seascape House by Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates
Cross section - click for larger image
  • http://twitter.com/aatishn @aatishn

    Are those Hiroshi Sugimoto prints in images five and six?

  • jokok

    The electrical wires are ruining the view toward the seascape.