fujiwaramuro architects: house in nada, japan
fujiwaramuro architects: house in nada, japan
mar 29, 2013
fujiwaramuro architects: house in nada, japan

‘house in nada’ by fujiwaramuro architects, hyogo prefecture, japan

image © toshiyuki yano

all images courtesy of fujiwaramuro architects



on a slight 37 square meter site in the hyogo prefecture, a timber-faced home by fujiwaramuro architects combats spatial narrowness with
dimensional gaps and holes within its interior field. the vertically oriented wood skin connects a multi-level single family home with a strikingly
grained exterior. by contrast, a large central atrium organizes the space in sectionally, while wooden grates dematerialize the lateral planes. 
these two architectural gestures create a sunlit space that reaches the bottom of the house. the center void also serves as storage space and works
in conjunction with the asymmetric smattering of apertures that puncture the envelope. room spaces are layered with a network of ladders that
culminate in a rooftop loft.



the wooden skin of the facade

image © toshiyuki yano



(left): entrance view
(right): dusk view of the living / dining space 

image © toshiyuki yano



evening views into the central space show an illuminated filter-like plate

image © toshiyuki yano



(left): dining room views show a filter-like slatted floor
(right): furniture reflects the dematerialized planes

image © toshiyuki yano



(left): atrium view into the slatted dining room
(right): the atrium serves as storage space while allowing ample natural light

image © toshiyuki yano



bedroom view

image © toshiyuki yano



roof top view

image © toshiyuki yano



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project info:

location: nada, hyogo, japan
principle use: single family house
site area: 36.95 m2
building area: 22.13m2
total floor area: 63.33 m2
project architect: shintaro fujiwara, yoshio muro
project team: fujiwaramuro architects
structure: timber

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