Nojiri-ko Nature Platforms
NOJIRI-KO NATURE PLATFORMS
Japan
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
    érémie Souteyrat
  • Constructor
    Mizuken Inc.(Kanji Ohsaka)
  • Location
    Nagano, JAPAN
  • Design Period
    Jun. 2016 – May. 2017
  • Construction Period
    Jun. 2017 – Dec. 2017
Prize & Media

2021FRAC / FRANCE

2020WHEN FORM SPEAKS 2020(ADAN) / FRANCE

2019DETAIL / GERMANY

2019SUMAI NET-SHINSHU vol.33(SDC) / JAPAN

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

2019iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 / GERMANY

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

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

2018JUTAKUTOKUSHU 2018 08 (SHINKENCHIKU)/ JAPAN

2018ARQA (web magazine)/ ARGENTINA

2018Arquine (web magazine)/ MAXICO

2018BauNetz (web magazine)/ GERMANY

2018AECCafe (web magazine)/ USA

2018Dwell (web magazine)/ USA

2018HiConsumption (web magazine)/ USA

2018dis-up! (web magazine)/ CHILE

2018dezeen (web magazine)/ UK

2018Archdaily (web magazine)/ CHILE

2018ImHOMESTORY (web magazine)/ KOREA

2018gooood (web magazine)/ CHINA

2018Building (web magazine)/ INDONESIA

2018designboom (web magazine)/ USA