Villa Ronde: museum and artist residency

Bioclimatic Architecture Passive
2010
Japan
Susaki
Facilities and activities

Near Tokyo, a house and a private museum recreates an ancient hill to accommodate.  Its architectural form structures around harsh local climatic conditions in the likes of strong winds, north and west exposure and very hot summers. Hence its roundness, its slit-like openings which provide double façade, the patio to enjoy the sun and protection from storms. Its semi buried position offers insulation and thermal inertia making it cool in summer while temperate in winter. Thermal and photovoltaic solar panel contributes to self sufficient energy with its inner courtyard makes this a natural convection to environmental architecture.