Cool colours, a peaceful setting, and outstanding views juxtoposed with such angular strength, the Plus House protrudes with confident prowess from a mountain in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture on the main island of Honshu.
Delicately balanced, both metophorically and literally, the two main blocks of the building are perpendicular to one another. And whilst the appearance is bold, the home does not lack warmth or subtlety.
With white marble interiors, the ambient blue glow from the ocean and green from the forest to the west gives the home much personality, as does the exterior that’s texture gradually changes from rough to smooth.
With the water sourced directly from the natural springs for which the region is renowned, this home is the perfect weekender for the owner-architects, who are also beloved mountaineers.