Futtsu-city, located about a one-hour drive from the city center, faces Tokyo Bay and offers a tranquil setting with a range of mountain and sea activities, including the Minami Boso National Park, Futtsu Cape, and Mt. Nokogiri.
When planning this villa, it was considered that it should be built using traditional wood construction methods, which differ from the large, open designs often associated with "villa." Traditional construction methods make it challenging to achieve expansive, column-free openings, and the resulting scale tends to resemble regular residential houses.
Within these constraints, I wanted to approach the concept of a vacation home by exploring the question, "What distinguishes a home from a vacation home?" Elements that create the essence of a vacation home include a strong connection with the surrounding environment and a sense of spaciousness. To achieve this, outdoor features such as a pool and a pergola are integrated into the surrounding environment, treated as integral parts of the design, and given equal consideration as room layout.
Each room is planned as a separate structure, connected by a roof, creating a sense of spaciousness not typically found in regular homes. This spaciousness serves as a pathway for sea breezes and functions as a buffer zone that allows for just the right amount of sunlight. Using traditional wood construction methods, this project aims to create a unique resort-style space distinct from typical wooden houses.
Location：Futtsu-city, Chiba prefecture