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Lifted House by Masato Sekiya

Lifted House by Masato Sekiya

Japanese designer Masato Sekiya elevated this house so that it would fit over the humped site in Ashiya, Japan.

Lifted House by Masato Sekiya

Called Lifted House, the residence is framed by woods and has a view of the ocean in the distance from the upper storey.

Lifted House by Masato Sekiya

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A Mono Struct House by Masato Sekiya (June 2010)
House for Three Children by Masato Sekiya (June 2010)

Lifted House by Masato Sekiya

Photographs are by Akira Kita.

Lifted House by Masato Sekiya

Here's a little more information from Masato Sekiya:


Location is On the northen side of the hills surrounding Ashiya city in Hyogo Prefecture.

Lifted House by Masato Sekiya

The piece of land is 900m sq and humped like a house's back.

Lifted House by Masato Sekiya

It faces south and on its north side is woods so landscaping and the building's setting in its enviroment were prime considerations.

Lifted House by Masato Sekiya

In deciding floor height, I designed the kitchen with a view of the ocean in distance, and calculated the storey below accordingly.

Lifted House by Masato Sekiya

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By lifting most of the upstairs, it was not necessary to alter the contours of the land.

Lifted House by Masato Sekiya

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See also:

A Mono Struct House
by Masato Sekiya
House for Three Children by Masato Sekiya Torreagüera Vivienda
Atresada by Xpiral