Located in Niseko, a popular ski resort near Mount Yōtei, K House was designed to be rented out to holidaymakers.
Although, the cabin is a part of an existing development of mountain chalets, it stands out for its simple gabled form and uniform metal cladding, which subtly reflect the surroundings. In contrast, on the inside, the wooden substructure is left exposed, creating warm-toned living spaces. Together with window treatments, that balance both, privacy and views on the serene beauty, the house’s simplicity smoothly extends to its whole concept.
When entering the house, the habitants are welcomed by wide entrance, leading all the way through the residence and onto the terrace, keeping the sense of modesty felt throughout. On the left and right, the main bedroom and bathroom are placed, which can be joined to form a suite. Upstairs, below the beams, two small boxes, together with guest room and bathroom are situated, while the remaining space hosts study, living, dining and kitchin areas facing east. "K House is a place of simplicity, where the natural surroundings become part of the house and in hourly changing nuances remind us of the essence of true luxury,” added the architects and they couldn’t have said it any better.