House in Ueda

This two-story house has beed completed by Case Design Studio in Ueda Nagano, Japan. The site surrounding the building is a part of a peach and pear orchard, which provides a beautiful green panorama. This backdrop of cultivated greenery emphasizes the laconic color scheme of the house, ranging between black and white with ochre yellow accents. The ample terrace creates a secluded frame, separating the building from the open fields.

I love how light is organized in this project. Open lower level almost becomes one with the outdoor space, while the second floor has more private feel, achieved by a narrow window frontage, overlooking the tops of the fruit trees.