Located in the Daisen region of Yonago City, in the Japanese Tottori Prefecture, this intriguing guest house replenishes the owner’s thirst for fresh air while integrating its sleek architectural lines in the surrounding landscape. Designed by Japanese architectural firm Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design, the Residence of Daisen was imagined as part of the forest it occupies:
“We arranged the house with most surrounding trees untouched and ensured the living space in the aperture to a maximum extent. A style coexisting with the forest is the keystone of our design, so we carefully surveyed and analyzed the lot for building, and designed a way to connect each function space of the house by short connecting passages. Differently-pitched roofs snuggling up to the extension of branches and foliage made it possible to take in sunlight effectively. “
Extending and opening the interiors to integrate the trees without interfering with the natural surroundings, the architects chose to display public living spaces on the second floor in order to allow natural ventilation, as well as a comfortable atmosphere all year round. Coexisting with tall trees around, this modern home acts as a dynamic viewing platform for the colorful changing of seasons.