A House Of Platforms Overlooking Nojiri-Ko Lake

Tokyo-based architecture practice Sugawaradaisuke has reimagined a traditional chalet with a floor plan that is comprised of multiple levels. This holiday home is called ‘Nature Platforms’, and stands overlooking the Nojiri-Ko Lake in Japan.

The multi-level structure offers viewing platforms that are outside, inside, and in a hybrid-middle space that is neither out nor in. The top floor cantilevers over one of these in-between spaces: a semi-indoor room that is used as a protected garden-space during the cooler winter months. Off this ground floor space is the second platform which acts as a porch and houses a swing with views of the lake. The third level is the living space; surrounded by windows, this storey merges into the fourth level, which functions as both the lounge-room’s floor and as a dining table. The fourth level stretches out to encompass the lounge and dining area, fit with log fire. From here, levels extend towards the top of the building, housing a double bedroom and a bunk room of sorts that is positioned under the eaves on the highest platform.

Nojiri Lake House by SUGAWARADAISUKE
Nojiri Lake House by SUGAWARADAISUKE
Nojiri Lake House by SUGAWARADAISUKE
Nojiri Lake House by SUGAWARADAISUKE
Nojiri Lake House by SUGAWARADAISUKE
Nojiri Lake House by SUGAWARADAISUKE
Nojiri Lake House by SUGAWARADAISUKE
Nojiri Lake House by SUGAWARADAISUKE
Nojiri Lake House by SUGAWARADAISUKE
Nojiri Lake House by SUGAWARADAISUKE
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All images © Jeremie Souteyrat

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