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

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

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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

image © takumi ota

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

image © takumi ota



floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 0.5

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 1.5

floor plan / level -1



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

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