PrizeShortlist in Architecture
CompanyKimizuka Architects
ArtistKentaro Kimizuka
Creditkentaro kimizuka

One-off villa located on a steep slope land. The building was converted from a dwelling deserted in the trees. However, the sequential approach from the main hotel to the ocean expands the scale. It quotes some axes of existing structure, controls a sense of distance by perspective, ultimately penetrates the villa diagonally and creates the hallway along itself. By the diagonal approach, the ocean view uniquely comes into sight from the right as visitors are getting near the windows at the end. In the bath room, shimmering of water makes visitors feel like the water is as a part of the ocean.

Kimizuka Architects is an award winning Tokyo based small architectural practice specialized in residential and villa / hotel projects. Kentaro Kimizuka, ME BA(waseda) PGdipl.arch(westminster) ARB RIBA (uk) 1st cl. architect (jp), principal architect, forms a team for each project with collaborators who have contributed to the success of various projects in their own discipline.