INFINITY, Japan by APOLLO Architects & Associates

an infinity pool segues into a natural landscape of ocean and forest

Project Specs


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This residence in the mountainous region of northern Okinawa known as Gushiku Mui serves as a weekend and vacation home for a client whose primary residence is in Hokkaido. The hilltop site offers sweeping views of the ocean immediately below as well as the ambiance of the magnificent mountains behind it.

▼场地概览,overview of the site ©Masao Nishikawa

▼项目外观,exterior view ©Masao Nishikawa


A large entrance garden greets residents and visitors inside the first-floor entryway, while the centrally located kitchen offers box-seat views of a peaceful courtyard. The living-dining-kitchen area stretches the full width of the property, with a jacuzzi bathroom featuring outdoor views at one end. Beyond a living-room terrace partially shaded by eaves, an infinity pool segues into a natural landscape of ocean and forest.

▼建筑入口,the entrance ©Masao Nishikawa

▼庭院连接着起居空间,the courtyard connecting the living space ©Masao Nishikawa

▼客厅、餐厅、厨房整合成大空间,the living-dining-kitchen area ©Masao Nishikawa

▼从起居区看向室外露台,view of the terrace from the living space ©Masao Nishikawa

▼从一侧浴室看室外露台,view of the terrace from the bathroom ©Masao Nishikawa

▼面向泳池的建筑立面,the facade facing the swimming pool ©Masao Nishikawa

▼出挑的屋檐,the overhanging eaves ©Masao Nishikawa

▼鸟瞰无边泳池,aerial view of the swimming pool ©Masao Nishikawa


The second floor comprises private rooms as well as a full-width balcony with an outdoor jacuzzi, providing a different way to enjoy the stunning views. An exterior staircase leads to a rooftop terrace with concrete benches and 360-degree views of the mountains and ocean.

▼卧室,the bedroom ©Masao Nishikawa

建筑师认为,随着远程办公逐渐成为日常,人们的工作和生活方式也随之发生着巨大变化,设计需要为世界各地根据季节与其他因素改变生活方式的人们提供更多选择,满足他们在城市与乡村居住的愿望。这种背景下,住宅将具备更多功能,将办公室、酒店、宾馆和画廊等融为一体。例如本案中构想的新型多功能“公共住宅”便可以逐渐代替长久以来用途单一的“私人住宅” 。

We strongly believe that as remote work is normalized and the nature of both work and lifestyles changes dramatically, maintaining residences in both urban and non-urban areas will become a standard option for people around the world who want to vary their lifestyle according to the seasons and other considerations. Most likely, homes will need to serve multiple functions, including as offices, hotels, guest houses, and galleries. The long-dominant model of the single-purpose “private home” may well be giving way to a new kind of multi-purpose “public home” along the lines of what we have conceived in this project.

▼夜景,露台泳池,night view, terrace with swimming pool ©Masao Nishikawa

▼夜景,起居空间,night view, the living space ©Masao Nishikawa

▼夜景,卧室,night view, the bedroom ©Masao Nishikawa

▼夜景,阳台,night view, the balcony ©Masao Nishikawa

Architect Information
APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd
TERMINAL1F/B1F, 5-11-23 Minamiaoyama, Minato ward Tokyo 107-0062, Japan
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Credit Information
Architecture : Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates
Photography : Masao Nishikawa

Project Outline
Location : Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture
Date of Completion : March 2021
Principal Use : Villa
Structure : Reinforced Concrete
Site Area: 645.35m2
Total Floor Area : 233.10m2 (116.55m2 / 1F, 116.55m2/ 2F)
Design Period : August 2015 – April 2016
Construction Period : December 2019 – March 2021
Structural Engineer : Masaki Structure / Kenta Masaki
Lighting design : Sirius Lighting Office / Hirohito Totsune

Material Information
Exterior Finish : Cedar Wood Formwork Exposed Concrete
Floor : Tile, Walnut Flooring
Wall : Cedar Wood Formwork Exposed Concrete , Acrylic Emulsion Paint, Tile
Ceiling : Walnut
Lighting : LED

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