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final wooden house by sou fujimoto architects
oct 26, 2008
final wooden house by sou fujimoto architects


the use of wooden beams creates a push and pull of the space which is open to the outdoors

japanese architect sou fujimoto has designed a wooden bungalow, small and primitive. the design is meant to
highlight the versatility of lumber. using large beams of 350mm square profile cedar, the pieces are piled on top
of one another, creating the walls, ceiling, floors and built in nooks. this leaves no definitive lines between each of
the structure’s components, thus blending the entire interior of the space together. the function of the small home
is defined by how the user adapts to the wood structure. the house is meant to bring a kind of harmony between
the built environment and the way the human body behaves within the space.


the versatility of wood is expressed, used for floors, ceiling, walls and built in furniture


the wood construction creates nooks in which one can rest and enjoy the serenity of their surroundings


a dweller uses the beams as a table


the cube exterior of the home
all images © sou fujimoto architects

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