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Existing in this Cliffside Pad Feels Like 'Living on a Cloud'

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Resting right over the edge of the Yatsugatake Mountains in Nagano, Japan, this transparent residence was built—no surprises here—to take in its totally unmatched panoramic views. According to the architects at Kidosaki Architects Studio, the client spent many years searching for a location before deciding to break ground over the side of the cliff. To keep everything from tumbling, the structure is held in place by structural columns that enable half of the house to extend into the air, which means the home also enjoys a mountain plateau breeze that "makes you coexistent with nature." Inside, the interiors let the surroundings take center stage, with the living room, dining room, and kitchen area designed to take up the overhanging end, and the bedroom tucked away in the back, with mountain views. The overall effect? A "feeling is so intense that it is almost as if you are living on a cloud."

Head to Contemporist for the full story.

· House in Yatsugatake by Kidosaki Architects Studio [Contemporist]