MDS: fukasawa house
MDS: fukasawa house MDS: fukasawa house
mar 22, 2013
MDS: fukasawa house


‘fukasawa house’ by MDS, tokyo, japan
image © kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / MDS
all images courtesy of MDS

 

 

the ‘fukasawa house’ in tokyo is located on a small corner site, which meant that horizontal expansion would not be possible to accommodate the
client’s spatial needs. japanese studio MDS therefore responded to the challenge by designing vertically instead. the timber frame structure is
elevated upon a one meter high reinforced concrete plinth that creates a semi-basement containing the master bedroom. the apex of the roof reaches
to the very limit of residential height restrictions and the canopy is gabled to express a more sensible scale from street level. a single staircase winds
through the entire volume, servicing the various half-levels that branch out from the single point. each mezzanine houses an individual function
in an open plan that allows each floor to communicate visually. from the interior, the house reads as a single space with rich-toned wood panels
wrapping along an entire axis, accented by the exposed structure. the central V shaped columns help support the roof plane and add a unique
character to the inside of the space, with integrated lights in the joists.

 

 


primary vertical circulation
image © kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / MDS

 

 


half levels open to one another
image © kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / MDS

 

 


image © kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / MDS

 

 


kitchen level
image © kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / MDS

 

 


top level
image © kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / MDS

 

 


V shaped columns delineate the edge of the floor to support the roof
image © kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / MDS

 

 


image © kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / MDS

 

 


image © kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / MDS

 

 


lights embedded within the joists
image © kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / MDS

 

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


floor plan / level 2

 

 


section

 

 

project info:

 

architecture : kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / mds
photography : kiyotoshi mori & natsuko kawamura / mds

location : setagaya-ku,tokyo
date of completion : 2011
principal use : residence
structure : wood + reinforced concrete
site area : 75.20 m2
total floor area : 94.82 m2 (35.40 m2/1f, 39.74 m2/2f, 18.87m2/b1f)

exterior finish : plasterer
roof : galvanized color steel sheet standing-seam roofing
floor : oak flooring
wall : acrylic emulsion paint + plaster board
ceiling : acrylic emulsion paint + plaster board

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