Nojiri-ko Nature Platforms
[Vacation Cottage, Japan]
森の段床 【個人住宅, 長野】

This is a lakeside cottage at Nojiri-ko (Lake). The design target is generating a new lifestyle in the midst of natural landscape by recomposing relationship between nature, building, objects and human beings.

5 platforms with all different sizes, heights and materials transform those function beyond the floor to table, bench, bed, shelf, view reflector and canopy. These platforms create different openness, thermal condition and perspectives with layering structure according to ground undulation and forest landscape. The layering platforms rearranging the hierarchy of landscape/site/building/furniture/object together with generating new living space in the nature.

Open grid structure encouraging, emerging architectural potential to enhance the life with nature concern to the daylight transition, 4 seasons and resident’s lifestyle. Platforms reconstruct “Horizontal Building Elements” into one feature of Nojiri-ko Forest to generate diversity of places, activities and innovation in the nature for people. This project represent opening to the scenery style, together with delightful, esthetic of the nature and transition of the time.

■Data Sheet

Architect: SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects Inc. (Daisuke Sugawara, Noriyuki Ueakasaka, Hiroyuki Nakazawa)
Structural Design: TECTONICA INC. (Yoshinori Suzuki、Hinako Igarashi)
Lighting Design:Toh design(Aki Hayakawa)
Photo: Jérémie Souteyrat
Constructor: Mizuken Inc.(Kanji Ohsaka)

Location: Nagano, JAPAN
Design Period: Jun. 2016 – May. 2017
Construction Period: Jun. 2017 – Dec. 2017


■Prize, Publication




2019  First Prize of 45th Tokyo Architecture Award(Tokyo Association of Architectural Firm)/  JAPAN

2019  iF DESIGN AWARD 2019/ Germany

2018  “50th Chubu region architectural Award” (Tokai Kenchiku Center) / JAPAN

2018  Design for Asia Awards 2018  Merit Award  (Hong Kong Design Center) / HONGKONG


2018  ARQA  (web magazine)/ ARGENTINA

2018  Arquine  (web magazine)/ MAXICO

2018  BauNetz  (web magazine)/ GERMANY

2018  AECCafe  (web magazine)/ USA

2018  Dwell  (web magazine)/ USA

2018  HiConsumption  (web magazine)/ USA

2018  dis-up!  (web magazine)/ CHILE

2018  dezeen  (web magazine)/ UK

2018  Archdaily  (web magazine)/ CHILE

2018  ImHOMESTORY  (web magazine)/ KOREA

2018  gooood  (web magazine)/ CHINA
2018  Building  (web magazine)/ INDONESIA
2018  designboom (web magazine)/ USA


森の段床 【個人住宅, 長野】
森の段床 【個人住宅, 長野】
森の段床 【個人住宅, 長野】
森の段床 【個人住宅, 長野】
森の段床 【個人住宅, 長野】
森の段床 【個人住宅, 長野】
森の段床 【個人住宅, 長野】
森の段床 【個人住宅, 長野】
森の段床 【個人住宅, 長野】