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).
"The house is named 'Seascape House' as you can admire the view toward the open sea," says 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.
The open-plan living and dining room is located on the uppermost floor, where it spans the entire length of the house.
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.
The house has thick concrete walls to protect it from the corrosive seaside environment.
Photography is by Shigeo Ogawa.
Read a short description from the architects below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Location: Yokosuka, Japan
Function: Private Residence
Design term: 2011.1-2013.3
Design architects: Tomoyuki Sakakida, Yuta Kawai
Structural engineer: Yoshiki Mondo
Floor number: 2 + Basement
Built area: 163.70 sqm
Floor area：326.97 sqm
Site area: 411.34 sqm