terunobu fujimori clads entire house in tokyo with zinc terunobu fujimori clads entire house in tokyo with zinc
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.

terunobu fujimori soft hard aluminium house tokyo designboom
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.

terunobu fujimori soft hard aluminium house tokyo designboom
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

  • Good taste in carpets – but this would be like living next door to a neighbor who has ten barking dogs. It would lower my property value. Fail.

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • Dear jimcan. Take a look at the location. Setbacks are 1 meter all round. The street is only 4 meters wide. Everything must be clad in fireproof material, almost always a stucco like material that discolours and weathers poorly. No effort is made to hide unsightly overhead wires. Property values in Japan/Tokyo have zero to do with the appearance of neighbouring properties. There could just as easily be a machine shop or car factory next door.
    Value is more likely derived from how close the property is to the nearest train station (real estate ads list walking times to multiple station ).

    Gordon says:
  • one of the reasons we have dull unimaginative personal homes in the US is that the main concern is about monetary investment. Yaaaa fujimori 🙂

    Rich says:

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