fujiwaramuro architects: house in goido
fujiwaramuro architects: house in goido fujiwaramuro architects: house in goido
mar 18, 2013

fujiwaramuro architects: house in goido

‘house in goido’ by fujiwaramuro architects, goido, japanimage © yano toshiyuki / nacasa & partnersall images courtesy of fujiwaramuro architects



another response to japan’s dense urban landscapes resolves itself by applying the morphological characteristics of the large scale city into a singlefamily residence typology. the ‘house in goido’ by japanese practice fujiwaramuro architects retains a private ‘public’ space within a protected central courtyard while it closes off views and access from the exterior of the site. the formal concept is conceived of as four independent structureslike mini skyscrapers connected through a series of bridges and open-air patios. the central plaza, replete with palm trees, is the heart of the dwellingthat creates a comfortable exterior oasis uniting all the surrounding closed spaces. program is stacked in a vertical fashion so that each level in the buildings is one room. the ground level contains a bedroom and tatami room, followed by the kitchen, dining area, work space, children’s room,laundry room and finally the roof balcony that overlooks the private alley-like center. the sequence of circulation then takes the user through a journey of half levels and bridges, between interior and exterior, displacing as much horizontally as vertically within the same structure.



entryimage © yano toshiyuki / nacasa & partners

bridges and stairs connect four independente buildingsimage © yano toshiyuki / nacasa & partners

(left) view of the sky through the skylight(right) space between structures reflects light from above to the groundimage © yano toshiyuki / nacasa & partners

entrance into the courtyardimage © yano toshiyuki / nacasa & partners

(left) work area(right) tatami roomimage © yano toshiyuki / nacasa & partners

kitchenimage © yano toshiyuki / nacasa & partners

courtyard illuminatedimage © yano toshiyuki / nacasa & partners



floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1






project info:



location: goido, nasa, japan
principle use: single family house
site area: 82.22 m2
building area: 46.32 m2
total floor area: 78.74 m2
project architect: shintaro fujiwara,yoshio muroproject team: fujiwarramuro architects
structure: timber

  • Surprisingly comfortable looking. The interior has the look of a village street. It would be interesting to experience.

    Ron Smith says:
  • what is a work spease?

    morgan says:

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