Mokumaku House | Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Koichi Satake

Japan 2017Mokumaku House

2016.12
Niigata
Residential
Completed
236
2F

Nagaoka sees some of the heaviest snowfall in Japan. We designed a warm house made of wood and membrane, evoking a paper lantern in the snow, and sandwiched the wooden structure with two kinds of membranes using glass cloth as the base material. This fills the room with a gentle light, and adds a warm color to the snowy landscape.

Team Atsushi Kawanishi* Construction Housing System Toa Cooperation Ejiri Structural Engineers Publication Shinkenchiku Jutaku Tokushu 2018/12 , Casa BRUTUS 2018/02 vol.215 Photography ©︎ Koichi Satake