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‘Crescent House’ by Shigeru Ban architects, South Hakone, Shizuoka, Japan

—  Design Boom.  June 18, 2012 

Within an area of villas in South Hakone of Shizuoka, Japan, the ‘Crescent House’ by Japanese practice Shigeru Ban architects is named after its arcing C-shaped plan. Lifted on pilotis, the first floor living spaces are entered through a glass-enclosed staircase at ground level which rises into the underside of the structure. 

House Hunting… in Japan

—  New York Times   |   December 26, 2012 

Minimalist House with Mount Fuji views outside Tokyo. This sleek crescent-shaped two-bedroom house on steel poles, dating to 2008, is built into the side of a slope in the Atami mountain range. 

Superstar Designers Shigeru Ban Are Way Ahead Of The Curve With Their Amazing Crescent House

—  Feel Guide   |   July 4, 2012

Nestled in an area of villas in South Hakone of Shizuoka, Japan, the “Crescent House“, designed by Japanese superstar designers Shigeru Ban Architects, gets its name from the elegant “C”-shaped bow plan. Raised on pilottis, the first floor living spaces are entered via a ground floor staircase enclosed in glass, which makes its way up through the underside of the home. 

Shigeru Ban / Crescent House

—  World-Architects   |   2008

This site is located on the slope in the north side of villa area in South Hakone. The scenery of the north side is rare because of its opening to look over Mt.Fuji without being almost distributed by any other houses in the fine day. 

Shigeru Ban's Crescent House In Japan Is Awesome

—  Complex   |   June 2012 

Japanese houses are awesome. Concepts are always killer. And, most impressively, integration with the land is regularly astonishing. Shigeru Ban Architects recent creation, the Cresent House, doesn't fail to prove either points. 


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