fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko
 
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mar 27, 2013

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko

‘house in muko’ by fujiwaramuro architects, kyoto, japanimage © toshiyuki,yanoall images courtesy of fujiwaramuro architects

located on an almost equilateral triangular site with a crescent hypotenuse, the ‘house in muko’, japan, by fujiwaramuro architects strives to make use of the odd footprint with a rather different envelope strategy. the boundary lines are extruded vertically to define a single double-height space with a mezzanine level that makes up the entire living area. thirteen large scale vertical louvers create a sectioned facade that looks south to let in daylightinto the far extreme of the interior, changing views into and out from the house depending on the angle to the convex elevation. like thirteen sundials,shading elements display an ever-changing array of shadows on the warm timber interior of the dwelling. a mezzanine level is anchored along the rectilinear end of the site, stepping back from the large slats to benefit from the views.

street-side facadeimage © toshiyuki,yano

image © toshiyuki,yano

project info:

location: muko, kyoto, japan
principle use: single family house
site area: 295.67 m2
building area: 56.36 m2
total floor area: 100.19 m2
project architect: shintaro fujiwara,yoshio muroproject team: fujiwarramuro architects
structure: timber

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fujiwaramuro architects: house in mukoliving room interior image © toshiyuki,yano

  • nicely done – the way that its sort of an extruded means of form making is interesting and at the same time its column-like and rhythmic in nature. The manner in which the daylight seeps in and reflects off the fins is very nice and the fact that the architect chose to provide nightime illumination in a similiar manner is another nice touch. Not only does it maintain a vocabulary element, it also contributes to the public realm in the process.

    dbkii says:

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