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Externally the house is largely rendered in a Roman finished render offering a crazed patina look and has a sort of fortress appeal with only one particular front dealing with window which is covered by operable louvred screen to shield the bedroom from the harsh afternoon sun. The reduced section of the house is largely comprised of floor to ceiling windows and black Zinc cladding conceals the garage.

subtilitas: Tezuka Architects - Observatory house, Japan 2004. Designed so that the occupants have a clear view of the frequent firework displays over the nearby bay. Scan from here.