Architects: Nikken Sekkei Area Area of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Gankosha, Harunori Noda+ 37Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940180/on-the-water-house-nikken-sekkei Clipboard “COPY” On The Water House / Nikken Sekkei Photographs CopyHouses•Japan Photographs: Gankosha, Harunori Noda, Nacasa & PartnersArchitect In Charge:Tomohiko Yamanashi, Satoshi Onda, Hajime AoyagiDesign Team:Tomohiko Yamanashi, Satoshi Onda, Hajime Aoyagi, Masako InoueStructural:Toshihiko Kohno, Kaoru Kujime, Takumi KurokawaHVAC:Yuhei SekiElectrical:Katsuhiro DoikawaEnvironment Analysis:Osamu Nagase, Marie Nakaso, Horomi FurukawaDDL:Satoshi Takeuchi, Masaki TsukadaCollaborators:Izumi Okayasu Lighting DesignCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gankosha, Harunori NodaRecommended ProductsCarpetsLonghiRug – CloudsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Situated alongside a lake, this guesthouse was designed as a continuous spiral space flowing from the approach to the bedrooms. Each step taken deeper inside the building reveals a changing lakefront view. The various lakeside environments, including the sound of ripples, light reflecting from the water surface, the humidity and thermal radiation, are also carried on into the spiral, but in a non-uniform distribution due to changes in physical distance from the water surface.Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersSince the whole structure is an interconnected space with different elevations, there is no homogeneous environment—various areas present various thermal environments such as the fireplace warmth and the dryness of the air. Guests wander around in this atmosphere, discovering and enjoying spots they find comfortable.Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersSave this picture!Diagram 04Save this picture!© Gankosha, Harunori NodaLocated in a natural environment that requires a bit of heating in the building even during the summer nights, one may find joy in the warmth near the fireplace, while another may relish the area’s tranquility and cold characteristic. The building is closed during the harsh winter season to prevent any wasteful investment of energy.Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersThis is the kind of hospitality this guesthouse promises to deliver. members could feel connected to the nature that flows closely to all living areas, with wide-open perception of garden and interior space blended together.Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersProject gallerySee allShow lessRefugee Camps: From Temporary Settlements to Permanent DwellingsArticlesArchDaily X LifeCycles: The Future of our EnvironmentInterviews Share Japan Area: 640 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015 ArchDaily On The Water House / Nikken SekkeiSave this projectSaveOn The Water House / Nikken Sekkei ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940180/on-the-water-house-nikken-sekkei Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNikken SekkeiOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookJapanPublished on May 27, 2020Cite: “On The Water House / Nikken Sekkei” 27 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.