Nowhere But Sajima - Design Bureau

Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

If that house was built in the USA there would have to be barricades
in front of each window opening with a warning sign “DANGER you may
fall if enjoying the view.”

Great Architecture!

Great article! These are all amazing designs. (love the sliding bookcase door as well)

Nowhere But Sajima

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

The "Nowhere But Sajima" house by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects sits on the shores of the Pacific Ocean with views of Mt. Fuji in Yokosuka Kanagawa, Japan.

The architects' primary concern was finding a way to make the space open to the outside world and its exceptional views without compromising privacy and solitude. As a result, the home features a tunnel-like design that "not only controls the line of sight, but its perspective also creates a picture-frame effect to the view seen from the aperture."

There are many details that threaten to steal the show, but the showstopper is the combination of floor-to-ceiling window coupled with shiny slate blue flooring that gives the effect of an infinity pool dropping off into the ocean. The sliding bookcase/door is a nice touch too.

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