fujiwaramuro architects: house in uenoshiba
fujiwaramuro architects: house in uenoshiba fujiwaramuro architects: house in uenoshiba
jun 22, 2012

fujiwaramuro architects: house in uenoshiba

‘house in uenoshiba’ by fujiwaramuro architects, sakai, osaka, japan image © toshiyuki yano all images courtesy of fujiwaramuro architects

a trail flanked with potted plants leads into the ‘house in uenoshiba’, a residence in sakai of osaka, japan designed by japanese firm fujiwaramuro architects. a gate-style entrance conceals a gravel passageway from street view, entirely revealing itself upon entry and directing visitors towards the dwelling. continuing through the main portal, the unpaved road traverses the home and exits towards a yard. large glass panes enclose the double-storey atrium, including skylights between the overhead wooden beams.

the raw space divides the ground level, separating the living area from the dining room, kitchen and washroom. this arrangement allows an uninterrupted connection with the greenery, enjoyed by inhabitants over the course of their daily routines. the upper level bedrooms are access via a stairway within the living room, passing a lofted study which overlooks the lounge below.

street view image © toshiyuki yano

exterior of dwelling image © toshiyuki yano

entry image © toshiyuki yano

green road area divides the ground level living spaces in half image © toshiyuki yano

living area + stairs to upper level image © toshiyuki yano

view of dining room from the living area image © toshiyuki yano

living area image © toshiyuki yano

view of the living area from the dining room image © toshiyuki yano

kitchen + dining room image © toshiyuki yano

upward view of atrium image © toshiyuki yano

master bedroom balcony image © toshiyuki yano

view towards living area from green road image © toshiyuki yano

upward view of the atrium image © toshiyuki yano

entry at night image © toshiyuki yano

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

project info:

location: sakai, osaka, japan primary usage: residence principle use: single family house structure: timber site area: 157.42 m2 building area: 73.80 m2 total floor space: 120.58 m2 architect: shintaro fujiwara, yoshio muro / fujiwaramuro architects photographer: toshiyuki yano

  • What a lovely use of the space. An amazing piece of work.

    rcvs1 says:
  • Thumbs Way up. Functional elegance combined with simplicity d’-)

    Jetwax says:
  • really different, clever and beautiful! Bravo!

    M*leo says:
  • Its an interesting use of the plot of land, but somehow it reminds me of a time-share resort in Orlando, Florida. There’s something touristy about it. 🙂

    Nina C. says:
  • Do you know name’s of those plants?

    maciejblum says:

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