after successfully designing contemporary houses all over japanfujiwaramuro architects completes its secluded house in kobe. due to its irregular topography, the house takes a triangular form in order to situates itself on the hilly terrain — the site for this project is located on the corner of several hilly building lots.


all images © shintaro fujiwara

 

 

as a result of the sloping terrain, the northern side of  the fujiwaramuro designed house exposes the surrounding japanese greenery. the house’s first floor features a bedroom, children’s room,  lavatory and bathroom, while the living room, dining room, and kitchen are gathered on the second floor. large windows in the dining and living room display a clear view of the north side of the lot. the third floor houses a traditional japanese guest room which can be used as a bedroom or a living room. the kitchen has an open layout with L-shaped configuration, allowing this space to become the center of this residence.


fujiwaramuro’s timber-clad house sits atop kobe’s green hills


the irregular terrain exposes the surrounding greenery


the kitchen has an open layout with L-shaped configuration, allowing this space to become the center of this residence


the three storey house is 97.64 sqm


large windows naturally illuminate the interior space


large windows in the dining and living room display a clear view of the north side of the lot


the kids’ play area 

 

 

 

project info:

 

principle use: residence
structure: wooden
storeys: 3
site area: 244.60 sqm
building area: 42.37 sqm
total floor area: 97.64 sqm
photo by: shintaro fujiwara

 

 

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edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

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