The Kakita River is a river flowing through the town of Shimizu in the Suntō District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The Kakita River is a tributary of the Kano River. At only km, it is the shortest Class 1 River in Japan.
Richard Neutra 1955 This is an example of a modernist house with its open plan design, and fuss free form. The outside merges with the inside with the use of floor to ceiling windows, natural building materials and colour scheme.
An inset glass box is used here to capture the reflected light of an outdoor Zen garden and to bring it indoors along the floor. The wall becomes a glowing prism of light during the day, and a glowing alcove as seen from the outside at night.