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After a lifetime of mansion building · Steve Leung · Part 1

In late 2019,

Designer Steve Leung is at Niseya, a ski resort in Hokkaido, Japan,

Built a 600㎡ holiday home for the family.

Houses are built in a way that is least disruptive to nature,

Like embedded in the woods.


 

A holiday home in the snow season

Floor-to-ceiling window area,

Even bigger than the actual exterior walls,

Introduce mountain views and tree shadows.

People stay in there, very relaxed.

 

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic,

When Steve Leung, a long-time Hong Kong resident, returned to his holiday home,

It's the end of 2022, the beginning of 2023.

 

Winter holiday home OOAK Niseko

OOAK means one of a kind, unique

This place in Hokkaido, Japan, is known for its white, fluffy powder snow and is a skier's paradise. Leung has been skiing since at least 20 years ago. Just before Christmas 2019, OOAK Niseko, a holiday home he built for his family in Niseko Valley, was completed. Then, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they came back at the end of 2022.

 

△ A holiday home on the hillside

The holiday home is on a secluded hillside, surrounded by woods. Because the "standing" is high, it is very private, and passers-by cannot look into the house when they pass by.

 

All Windows use three layers of vacuum glass to enhance insulation and balance view and energy consumption.

 

Living room, window view in winter

 

In addition to the large Windows that "frame" the view into the interior, the house itself is also built according to the slope, shape and trend of the mountain: the building is a two-wing structure, as if it were embedded in the mountain. In this way, the house has the least damage to nature and the lowest construction costs.

 

In addition to the large Windows that "frame" the view into the interior, the house itself is also built according to the slope, shape and trend of the mountain: the building is a two-wing structure, as if it were embedded in the mountain. In this way, the house has the least damage to nature and the lowest construction costs.

Considering building in a foreign country, Leung called in Makoto Nakayama, a famous local architect whom he admired, and the two worked together to complete the building. One of Makoto Nakayama's most famous hotels is the "Sit in the Forest", which is also located in Niseya and is known as the most beautiful hotel in Hokkaido.

 

Data reference: https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_23343177

 

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