Press & Media
Crescent House press & media stories and articles.
Press & Media Clippings:
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.