Weekend House Alley is a small beach development designed as a shared beach house for surfers. Instead of making one new outsized structure, architect Manabu Chiba has cut the building into separate triangular volumes by means of seven alleyways. As a result, he has kept the charm of the small-scale residential neighbourhood with a mix of 6 shops, a restaurant and 13 apartments, all bringing life to the seafront of Kamakura Beach after surfing hours. Residents and passers-by have 24 hour access to the new public alleys, and there are views to the stunning beach, ocean and mountains in all directions.
www.chibamanabu.jp Photographer: Nacasa & Partners Inc