mA style: outotunoie house mA style: outotunoie house
jun 18, 2012

mA style: outotunoie house

‘outotunoie house’ by mA-style architects, fujieda-city, shuzuoka, japan all images courtesy of mA-style architects

overlooking a mountain range which runs from east to west, the ‘outotunoie house’ in fujieda-city, japan is designed by japanese practice mA-style architects. positioned on opposing sides of the plot, two solid volumes are spaced apart to form a parking space beneath the residence. the pair of stone block elements contain the entry, stairways, private bedrooms and water-related areas such as the washrooms and kitchen. a glass block containing the living space bridges the structures, cantilevering beyond their footprints to offer a panoramic view of the adjacent paddy field.

the frameless floor-to-ceiling windows eliminate a boundary between the interior and nature. the elevated floor plate also takes the frequent flooding of the nearby river into account.

main elevation

elevated and cantilevered living room

view of the paddy field and distant mountains

panoramic view from the living room

view to the kitchen from the living room


kitchen + dining

aerial view of kitchen + dining


at dusk

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

  • That’s so cool .. Brillant 😀

    Joumana says:
  • simples shapes , nices spaces
    very good project

    sparola says:
  • In general I like it, except the total openness of the glassed area. It would be like living your life in a fish bowl or a department store window. At night you would be on total display. I expect real people would immediately throw up curtains or shades to provide privacy. So why doesn’t the architect provide for such a thing and recognize that people have to live their lives according to their needs, and not to bring glory to the architect.

    At the slight elevation of the room the architect could have walled in the first two or three feet of the glass room and most of the room would have been shielded from prying eyes without significantly diminishing the view.

    This glass house is a recurring delusion of many modernist architects.

    homesower says:
  • pity ! kids need to access the loo !

    saurabh says:
  • good idea, terrible execution. The house lacks sophistication in both form and program. Don\’t express the slabs of the glass box, the effect would be so much greater if it was literally a floating living room supported by the domestic services. Secondly, the program hasn\’t been figured out at all, the heights of floor plates are awkward and I understand the ambition to vertically organize the \”wet tower\” but its a total fail for the bedrooms.

    a bit more please says:
  • I’ve always loved the protected exterior spaces which create a cool transition between exterior and interior. Great and simple design but my taste says it is too open.

    Mortez says:
  • OMG! Kids have to climb a flight of stairs to use the toilet! Total FAIL!

    Gordon Anderson says:
  • nice spaces, but circulation is a bit un intuitive….and two set of stairs in one rather small house is not that efficient….

    V says:

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