‘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.

fujiwaramuro architects: house in mukostreet-side facadeimage © toshiyuki,yano

fujiwaramuro architects: house in mukoimage © 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

 

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

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko


strands of light rhythmically dance across the floor
image © toshiyuki,yano

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko


image © toshiyuki,yano

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko


image © toshiyuki,yano

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko


bathroom
image © toshiyuki,yano

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko


interior illumination of the louvers
image © toshiyuki,yano

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko


floor plan / level 0

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko


floor plan / level 1

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko


section

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko


section

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko


elevation

fujiwaramuro architects: house in muko


elevation

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