The people at Mount Fuji Architects have one aim– to study the geometry of land and to amplify its latent, underexplored habitability. The Geo Metria House in Kanagawa, Japan is a prime example of their philosophy, a structure built into a hilly plot with a canopy of deciduous trees above. Once a rolling fruit plantation, the land on which the Geo Metria House sits was waiting for the client and the architect to give it new life.
The Geo Metria House is small in volume but large in spirit, featuring an open central floor plan with rooms separated by framed shelving. A dining room, living room, kitchen and study make up the common areas in its open center, while a master bedroom and a second room are tucked away to the sides. At its front, floor-to-ceiling windows provide a sweeping view of Kanagawa beyond, and allow in light to further the connection to the natural environment.
Such a spirited architectural philosophy has yielded an artful structure, one the client will adore and the architect will be proud of. It’s a success in its original aim, to amplify the habitability of its hilly plot while maintaining the environmental character. Consider us inspired. [architect: mount fuji architects studio photography: Kenichi Suzuki via: archdaily]