Villa in Hakuba by Naka Architects

Villa in Hakuba is a residential task finished by Naka Architects in 2012.

It is positioned in Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.


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Villa in Hakuba by Naka Architects:

“This small villa is an environmental device, where we can find ourselves as a component of nature throughout the yr.

This villa is built in Hakuba, popular for its worldwide snow resort. In this location, a lot of homes have ground floor, which is set at 1 meter (3 feet) higher from the ground since of the deep snow. As a outcome, these houses are visually and functionally separated from the surrounding nature. So, I set the big roof upon the site at 1st, which permits a floor constant with the ground level. This massive roof, made of polycarbonate panels to bear the bodyweight of extreme snow, is transparent to gain a great deal of sun light onto the roofed terrace. So, we can get pleasure from time and light in the forest.

These architectural elements operate as a passive technique at the identical time. The floor, steady with the ground, gains geothemal heat to keep the slab below the floor. Surrounding snow functions as an insulation in an atmosphere below the freezing level. The transparent roof builds double skin, which permits normal ventilation by sunlight in summer and avoids ice dam difficulty in winter.”

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Photographs by: Torimura Koichi & courtesy of Naka Architects

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