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Situated in Nagano, Japan, House in Yatsugatake lies on a sloping mountain ridge on the edge of the Yatsugatake mountains. Designed by Kidosaki Architects Studio, the main purpose of the house was to make the best use of the stunning views the land offered. Arranged to maximize the horizontal scenery, the house sits on a large structural column and is supported with two diagonal bracing cylinders to create the feeling that the house is floating while offering unobstructed views. The overhanging portion is clad in glass on three sides with a full balcony around, allowing the impressive landscape to be taken in. The peaceful tranquility of the mountain location is carried through to wood and marble furnished interiors, completing the zen vibe of the home.

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