Daisuke Sugawara is a Japanese architect and the founder of Sugawaradaisuke Architects Inc., Tokio-based architecture practice.

One of his latest project is Nojiri-ko Nature Platforms, a lakeside cottage overlooking the Nojiri-Ko Lake in Japan, with a floor plan developed on multiple levels. 5 platforms with all different sizes, heights and materials provide floor, table, bench, bed, shelf, view reflector and canopy. These platforms create different openness, thermal condition and perspectives with layering structure according to ground undulation and forest landscape. The layering platforms rearranging the hierarchy of landscape/site/building/furniture/object together with generating new living space in the nature. The open grid structure encourages a resident’s lifestyle in harmony with nature.


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