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Niizeki Studio’s ATM building

ATM building designed by Niizeki Studio. Photo: Niizeki Studio

The ATM building by Niizeki Studio is designed as a black box, cantilevered and opened to one side only to focus on the panoramic view below.The Tokyo-based architecture office Niizeki Studio designed ATM, a multi-level one-family dwelling that is cantilevering over a mountainside at the Pacific Ocean in Japan.

View of the ATM building's floor-to-ceiling window facing the Pacific Ocean.

The architect Kenichiro Niizeki constructed the residence as a cantilevering box that is conceived from the mountainside as a black solid geometric volume that widely opens to the side facing the ocean to the north with a room sized, floor-to-ceiling window and an open terrace underneath the cantilevered enclosed space.

View out of the basement of the ATM building. Design by Niizeki Studio. Photo: Niizeki Studio

The building sits on a grassy mound that gives in to the concrete base with the basement level and the outdoor terrace above.

The panoramic view from the interior of the ATM building. Design by Niizeki Studio. Photo: Niizeki Studio

Niizeki Studio set the panoramic views of the landscape into the focus of the design, consequently orienting the interior and exterior spaces towards the ocean and keeping the interior spaces minimal to direct attention to the outdoors.

View of the circulation space at the perimeter of the ATM building. Design by Niizeki Studio. Photo: Niizeki Studio

The circulation space is pushed to the perimeter of the building, incorporating elements of the outdoors into the inhabitant's daily operations, while the ground floor is laid out centering on the functional programs.

View of the open terrace of the ATM building. Section of the ATM building. Design by Niizeki Studio. Photo: Niizeki Studio

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