Water Cherry Villa

Esteemed architect Kengo Kuma achieves an abstraction of modern and traditional Japanese form in this seaside home. Built on a volcanically formed coastline cliff just outside of Tokyo, Kuma recalls his immediate reaction as wanting 'to make a building which became united with nature’. To create abstract spaces ‘without breaking the framework of a traditional Japanese style', Kuma integrated water features and traditional material choices throughout for a true masterpiece.