Designed by Kidosaki Architects Studio it is not just the external dome of the residence but also every single element present on the inside that use the Mt.Asama backdrop and play off of it. While the home itself is not physically associated with the mountain the visual presence makes it the most important part of this cool Japanese house- Just the way its owners wanted it to be!
Hollywood has long been known as a place where dreams are brought to life through the lens of a camera and wealthy actors live lavishly. From Marilyn and Audrey to Bogart and Bacall the homes and movie sets of some of the most famous entertainment icons in history were created or influenced by designers like Dorothy Draper and William Haines.
When you think of a beautiful beach house the image of a setting like is probably not the first thing that springs to mind. That is not so much a comment on the house itself but the images on display here which just to present a sky very different from the ‘clear and sunny’ images that we are often used to.
It is truly amazing the way most modern home owners are now as much concerned about the views that their home offers as they are of the interiors and the décor. That definitely seems to be the growing trend as designers and architect houses are being asked to create structures that specifically take into account the surroundings and ensure that the blend into the natural setting seamlessly while offering unabated view of the natural habitat. The owners of this have in fact waited several years to obtain the right piece of land that will offer them stunning views of Mt. Asama.
Overlooking the port Philip Bay area the home designed by Maddison Architects is an amalgamation of two distinct structures into one. The idea is to bring together a south and a north facing facade with simple and elegant design. While this gives the house a unique look it also helps in terms of energy management and ventilation a great deal.