fujiwaramuro architects: house in nada, japan
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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