INSPIRATION

The floating house is designed by architect Robert Harvey Oshatz, completed in 2005, One can accesses the deck through a sliding glass door and the expansive glass front embraces the river. The curvilinear forms create spacial differentiation that enhance the experience of time as light plays through the daily and seasonal changes.

LOCATION
The location is Fuji River, Japan

JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY
Besides sushi, Japan is also famous about the art of tea and tea ceremony is a part of Japanese. It represents not only the Japanese culture but also the family orientation of Japanese. Normally, everybody will sit around the fireplace and enjoy the tea made by the women in the family.

CONCEPT
70%-80% of Japan is forested and mountainous. Because of that, weather in Japan is very cold with heavy rain and usually have risk of landslides caused by earthquakes. Thus, Japanese people live very friendly with the nature and the environment around them. The luxury term of Japanses is enjoying the beauty of nature around them as a part of their life. My idea is combining the Japanese tradition and modern as well as bringing the richness of nature into the house, especially sun light and sun heat.

TRADITIONAL LAYOUT

RENDERING
The room is facing North-South, so sun light is mainly coming into the room from the right hand side. The wooden beams are like a vinitien blind that helps to avoid the glare.

Mirror Tiles

Dark Cherry Wood

In the evening, the light from candles and fireplace will be reflected through the mirror wall, so that it will make the room brighter. The fireplace is lower than the floor to allow people putting their feet down instead of sitting on their knees

RENDERING

FURNITURE

WOODEN STRUCTURE

Raw Oak Wood

Dark Cherry wood

Aluminum Window Frame

FLOORING CHAIR
Aluminium

Cotton Stuffing

Dark Cherry Wood

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