Impressive Green Roofed Residence on the Japanese Coast by Ciel Rouge

By • May 12, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Franco-Japanese architectural firm Ciel Rouge has completed the Villa Ronde project, a green roofed luxury residence nestled on the Japanese coast.

The open-air circular design of the house helps protect it by deflecting the strong winds that are common in the area while providing natural ventilation and serves to cool the interior.

The Villa Ronde includes a private museum, a guest house and an indoor swimming pool.

Villa Ronde by Ciel Rouge:

“By the Japanese coast, this building includes a private museum, a guest house and a resort. It is thought as a wide free organic space in which rooms can be closed or in continuity to each other around a patio. The round shape is the best to cover the beautiful view around as well as to resist and glide in the strong typhoons winds. The building itself seems to grow from an hill in which air system circulate to ventilate permanently the house. Everything is thought for the best thermal natural ratio with a double facade for protecting from winds and sun, as well as the roof is covered by one foot of soil including a watering system.

The building takes the same color from the rocks as it was emerging in the green. Inside it is thought as all the rooms are connecting with each others and making like a huge gallery or a wandering house. Windows looks like holes used to focus the important points of the landscape and to keep the space privacy.”

Photos by: Henri Gueydan
Source: ArchDaily, Architizer

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