fujiwaramuro architects: house in matsubara
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mar 31, 2013
fujiwaramuro architects: house in matsubara


‘house in matsubara’ by fujiwaramuro architects, osaka prefecture, japan
image © toshiyuki, yano
all images courtesy of fujiwaramuro architects

 

 

on another trying site on the corner of two narrow streets, japenese studio fujiwaramuro architects have come up with a housing solution to accommodate a family and their hobbies on what amounted to a 47 square meter footprint after setback regulations and zoning ordinances. the steel structure features a faceted form and sloping roof following the contours of the roads, overhanging a small driveway to protect the car and provide more interior space.


living and dining room
image © toshiyuki,yano

 

 

a series of skip-levels connected by a staircase allocated to the innermost portion of the site offer a more dynamic layering of functions. the ground floor contains the main entry, a music room/gathering area for the wife who is a gospel instructor, and a bathroom on the way to the second storey housing the living and dining rooms and kitchen on slightly offset elevations.


view from the living area
image © toshiyuki,yano

 

 

from the sunken dining area, a horizontal strip window offers a panoramic view of the neighborhood rooftops. the living room in turn enjoys a higher degree of privacy slightly elevated above the glazing. protruding metal frame windows and the titanium zinc alloy cladding match the industrial nature of the city and the adjoining factory currently run by the client’s parents. the third floor contains the children’s and master bedroom, with access to a small rooftop terrace from which the owners can watch the yearly fireworks display.

 

 

full article here

 

 

project info:

 

location: matubara, osaka, japan

principle use: single family house

site area: 46.95 m2

building area: 30.43 m2

total floor area: 73.50 m2

project architect: shintaro fujiwara,yoshio muro
project team: fujiwarramuro architects

structure: steel
photographer: toshiyuki,yano

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