2022 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

K-VILLA

Firm LocationIwakuni, Japan
CompanyKubota Architect Atelier
Lead ArchitectKatsufumi Kubota
Design TeamKazuya Toizaki,Kazusa Kubota,Masayuki Kubota,Naoya Yuda

K-VILLA is built on the edge of Nasu Highlands in Tochigi Prefecture,Japan.From the few remaining signs of nature,we explored the possibility of integrating the mind with the nature that dwells in the region. We are meant to coexist with the expanse of nature.However,buildings are on the contrary and have been developed to separate the mind and from nature an much as possible.Thus when a building intervenes between those,it severs the connection between the two,reinforces isolation,and slowly grows the darkness in the mind.K-VILLA creates an architecture that overturns this process.