Perched on a cliff above the Japanese island of Okinawa, this wedge-shaped building was designed as a vacation home for clients living in Tokyo, a retreat from the closer quarters and constant bustle of the city.
Presenting a closed, windowless facade to the street, the home naturally pulls visitors from the entrance to the open and windowed side overlooking the headland. Visual clutter is almost entirely eliminated within the interior to help draw the eye outward, with a rooftop terrace offering a kind of refuge within a refuge. Simple furnishings include a bare wood dining table and white built-in cabinets in the kitchen. In nearly every room, the sight of the coastline and ocean is framed to enhance the view.