Plus House |Japan Architecture|

If this is what you thought a modern, forward-thinking urban apartment would look like in Paris…

You’d be wrong.

This beautiful two-level concrete villa is situated in the Shizuoka Prefecture on Japan’s main island Honshu. The two-structure villa is built in such a way that from above, it forms a cross or a plus sign – hence, the name Plus House.

The husband and wife architect team that dreamed up this weekend villa are also the founders of Mount Fuji Architects Studio, and stems from their love of mountaineering. 

The home, which is clad entirely in concrete and marble and features water from nearby hot springs in the kitchen and baths, has a romantic play on light and sits on a mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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