By Architects Ciel Rouge (Paris and Tokyo)
This is a spectacular architectural statement designed to complement the marvelous Japanese coastal setting. From the rear view this remarkable ‘Round House’ has been planned to merge into the landscape. Conversely, the façade fronting the ocean stands out proudly, cresting the cliff top. This is not a building that the architects or the house owners want to hide from sight.
Coastal Round House – Landscape architecture
In keeping with its natural environment, the ‘Round House’ has something of a nautical air, reminiscent of the clean white lines of luxury cruise ships. The fenestration and balcony openings resemble ship’s portholes, albeit in an abstracted manner. Their asymmetric arrangement gives the house a jaunty, lively atmosphere allowing light and fresh sea air to flow freely through to the interior.
The landscaping and architecture are united creating a private ‘sunken’ courtyard area for the occupants to enjoy their leisure time in total seclusion. The union of planting and architecture is taken to the extreme with the garden not stopping at ground level but ambitiously extended to cover the entire roof area. This enables maximum enjoyment of the great outdoors and the fabulous views from multiple levels. Not an ounce of space is wasted in this respect. The rooftop planting also creates visual harmony between the natural elements of this setting and the startling white walls of the building.
Architecture with a Twist
The entrance to the ‘Round House’ is through a sweeping arch which creates an ultra stylish portico. This arch is actually an enlarged ovoid form which matches the shapes of the window openings therefore, not interrupting the flowing rhythms of the architectural features. Glimpsed through this archway, is a glass wall composed of a series of windows and the main doorway. In contrast to the curved features this area is organised as a simple system of squares adding a tasteful element of classical restraint to this flamboyant structure.
Contemporary Architecture – the Coastal Round House
In keeping with the key principles of Modern and Minimalist architecture, there is no superfluous decoration applied to the exterior of the ‘Round House’. Its decorative appeal originates directly from the imaginative styling and formal composition of the functional elements.
the Coastal Round House
Modern Landscape House Architecture
The Living room Interior Design
Interior Design of The Coastal Round House
The Home Office Interior Design
The Bedroom Interior Design
Second Bedroom Interior Design
The Indoor Pool of the Coastal House