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Meditative Retreat with Expansive Views of the East China Sea

This House Provides a Meditative Retreat with Expansive Views of the East China Sea

Architects: 1100 Architect
Project: Meditative Retreat on Ikema Island
Location: Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Size: 3150 sq ft
Project Year 2016
Photography: Shinichi Sato

Perched on the edge of a cliff on Japan’s remote Ikema Island, this house provides a meditative retreat with expansive views of the East China Sea. Built of concrete to withstand extreme weather, the architects detailed the home with traditional Japanese materials to soften its edges.

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To maximize water views and to manage privacy, the structure is divided into two levels: on ground level, a faceted concrete base houses the client’s entry, a carport, and mechanical spaces, while an upper level arrays living spaces – two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining area, a living room, and two tatami rooms – throughout a rectangular concrete volume. The interiors blend contemporary and traditional Japanese elements, including shoji screens, wood paneling, and tatami mats.

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