Situated in Shizuoka, Plus, which constitutes a modern weekend home, was designed by Mount Fuji Architects Studio in 2009 and it is a home with an upper volume that contains the kitchen and living room.
The homeâ€™s upper volume opens out to a terrace that overlooks the hillside. The home was composed of two interesting rectangular volumes in order to navigate the difficult terrain. The home is located on the mountainside of Izu-san, an area where the Pacific Ocean can be looked down on the south.
The home was realized by crossing two rectangular parallelepipeds at right angles and the lower one contains the homeâ€™s private rooms and bathroom whereas the upper one incorporates a salon and a kitchen. It almost looks like an off-centered cross that is pinned carefully on natural terrain.
One axis of the cross is stretching toward the Pacific Ocean on south whereas the other stretches toward the forest of Japanese oak, as well as some white birch on west.
Constituting a mesmerizing modern weekend home in Shizuoka, this home is where rooms in the homeâ€™s lower structure and terrace on it enjoy broad vista of the blue sky and the sea.
In this home, water-polished white marble was chosen as an interior finishing material. It glows like Greece sculptures to gradationally blend blue light from the south and green light from the west.
The homeâ€™s exterior is also finished with white marble and the surface gets smoother as it approaches to the southern or western end until it takes mirror gloss at the ends.
The southern end of white cross melts into the blue of the sky and the sea and the eastern end to the mesmerizing green of the forest. Located in Shizuoka, Japan, this modern weekend home is where abstraction is nothing to conflict with nature.