fujiwaramuro architects was asked to build a house for a married couple and their two children, with a space for a home office at a site located in tokushima, japan. there is a plan for a large-scale facility in the adjacent property; and an arterial road with high traffic runs on the south side of the client lot.

all images © toshiyuki yano



under such conditions, a spatial structure was conceived to allow light and air to pass through, while also assuring privacy for future uses. line of sight and noise from the arterial road is blocked by soil banking built on the road side.



daylight from the south side is taken into each room on the second floor by projecting them out from the roof surface, providing excellent lighting and ventilation scheme while securing privacy. a living-dining space in a skip-floor configuration is provided at the central part of the interior space of this building. this space connects to a bedroom, children’s rooms, water sections, and a study room. 






project info:


design: fujiwaramuro architects
structural use: two-story wooden house
composition of a family: husband and wife + 2 children
location: tokuchima prefecture, japan
site area: 661.04㎡
building area: 111.92㎡
total floor area: 158.91㎡
photography: toshiyuki yano


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