House on Ikema Island by 1100 Architect

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Location: Okinawa, Japan

Year: 2016

Architects: 1100 Architect

Photography: © Shinichi Sato

Perched on the edge of a cliff on Japan’s remote Ikema Island, this house provides a meditative retreat with expansive views of the East China Sea. To maximize water views and to manage privacy, the structure is divided into two levels: on ground level, a faceted concrete base houses the client’s entry, a carport, and mechanical spaces, while an upper level arrays living spaces – two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining area, a living room, and two tatami rooms – throughout a rectangular concrete volume. The interiors blend contemporary and traditional Japanese elements, including shoji screens, wood paneling, and tatami mats.

 1100 Architect

© Shinichi Sato
© Shinichi Sato
© Shinichi Sato
© Shinichi Sato
© Shinichi Sato
© Shinichi Sato

All images courtesy of 1100 Architect

1100 Architect

1100 Architect is the New York- and Frankfurt-based architectural firm founded by David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP and Juergen Riehm, FAIA, BDA. 1100 provides architectural design, programming, space analysis, interior design, and master planning services to public and private clients. The firm’s domestic and international work spans a vast array of typologies, including educational and arts institutions, libraries, offices, residences, retail environments, and civic facilities.

1100 Architect is known for works of architecture that are timeless manifestations of place, at once distinctive and modern while always thoughtful about site, setting, and environment. Fundamental to this pursuit is the belief that building design is a progressive process informed by client aspirations, site, history, available resources, and time.

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New York, New York 10018
T 212 645 1011
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