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terunobu fujimori clads entire house in tokyo with zinc
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apr 30, 2014
terunobu fujimori clads entire house in tokyo with zinc


terunobu fujimori clads entire house with tokyo in zinc
photo © maria novozhilova

 

 

 

situated in a small provincial town near tokyo, japanese architect terunobu fujimori has crafted a private home clad entirely with a soft metallic coat. entitled ‘soft-hard zinc house’, the property is flanked by two typical residential structures, allowing the striking premises to catch the eye. the gabled end of the dwelling is dramatically cantilevered, providing space for parking at ground level, while a small garden is found at the rear of the design.

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externally, the structure is clad exclusively in zinc
photo © maria novozhilova

 

 

 

the scale of the home is comparable with its surroundings, with a considered and efficient use of space and material throughout. externally the structure is clad exclusively in aluminum, while internal walls and surfaces are finished with white plaster. the design features a number of wooden details, while minimal windows result in a strong sense of privacy and seclusion – further establishing the residence as a warm and intimate retreat.

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the mezzanine level of the home
photo © maria novozhilova

terunobu fujimori soft hard aluminium house tokyo designboom
the design features a number of wooden details, establishing the residence as a warm and intimate retreat
photo © maria novozhilova

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