overlooking a mountain range which runs from east to west, the ‘outotunoie house’ in fujieda-city, japan is designed by japanese practice mA-style architects. positioned on opposing sides of the plot, two solid volumes are spaced apart to form a parking space beneath the residence. the pair of stone block elements contain the entry, stairways, private bedrooms and water-related areas such as the washrooms and kitchen. a glass block containing the living space bridges the structures, cantilevering beyond their footprints to offer a panoramic view of the adjacent paddy field. The frameless floor-to-ceiling windows eliminate a boundary between the interior and nature. the elevated floor plate also takes the frequent flooding of the nearby river into account.