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The Villa/ Gallery in Karuizawa, Japan is a small polygon structure hidden in the forest. It features a minimal design that accommodates for various programming in the space.
The poché model demonstrates the three elements of poché that exist within the building. The primary being the “Y” shape that provides open circulation for a multi-functional area. The secondary being the programmed spaces that is integrated below the finished floor such as the kitchen and bathtub. The tertiary element is the poché of the building into the landscape.
The key element of the structure that informed this design was the multi-programming integrated into the structure. Th model is used to convey repetitive use of poché throughout this built structure.
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