ryuji fujimura architects: storage house
original content
mar 27, 2012
ryuji fujimura architects: storage house


‘storage house’ by ryuji fujimura architects, kanagawa, japan
image © takumi ota

all images courtesy of ryuji fujimura architects

 

 

 

japanese practice ryuji fujimura architects has completed ‘storage house’, a single family dwelling in kanagawa, a suburb of tokyo, japan. addressing the street, a wide canopy above the garage creates an image similar to a loading dock, allowing the partially enclosed entry hall to be used as a gathering space for visitors when a car is not present. the steel volume  contains three levels of spaces within a two storey structure, utilizing the underground space to maximize the floor area.  connected with open-riser stairs for an airy living room, intermittent half floors serve as landings with a function, generating a lofted space. perspectives between the various elevations create layered views through the home.


street elevation
image © takumi ota

 

 

 

a double height wooden bookshelf spans from a half floor to the ceiling for the first level, continuing into a cavernous loft within the master bedroom. glass windows within interior partitions create cross vision panels through to a lower area while concealed openings with doors may be opened for an aerial view or for quick communication.


(left) garage / hall and entrance
(right) hall and entrance
images © takumi ota


stairs bordering kitchen + dining area
image © takumi ota


stairs to kitchen / dining room
images © takumi ota


stairs
image © takumi ota


bookshelf
image © takumi ota


view of second floor from concealed opening within wall
image © takumi ota


master bedroom and loft
image © takumi ota


master bedroom loft
image © takumi ota


stairs to the basement
image © takumi ota


basement room
image © takumi ota


balcony
image © takumi ota

 

drawings


floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level 0.5


floor plan / level 1


floor plan / level 1.5


floor plan / level -1


sections


sections


study models

 

project info:

 

location: kanagawa, japan
type: private residence
architects: ryuji fujimura architects
structural engineer: konishi structural engineers
site area: 57.82 m2
building area: 31.69m2
floor area total: 56.26m2
floor area by floor: b1f: 30.31m2 / 1f: 30.31m2 / 2f: 33.00m2
design period: aug. 2009 – oct. 2010
construction period: nov. 2010 – apr. 2011
structure: steel, reinforced concrete

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library