house in tsudanuma by fuse-atelier features an enclosed rooftop terrace house in tsudanuma by fuse-atelier features an enclosed rooftop terrace
feb 10, 2015

house in tsudanuma by fuse-atelier features an enclosed rooftop terrace

house in tsudanuma by fuse-atelier features an enclosed rooftop terrace
photography by shigeru fuse
all images courtesy of fuse-atelier

 

 

 

in the japanese city of narashino, fuse-atelier has completed a three storey concrete dwelling for a married couple. named ‘house in tsudanuma’, the property is situated alongside a busy road at the edge of a residential development, and is consequently set back from the street’s edge. the building’s form is also influenced by zoning restrictions, with the exterior tapered between the second and third floors.

fuse atelier house in tsudanuma narashino chiba japan designboom
the dwelling is situated alongside a busy road at the edge of a residential development

 

 

 

internal accommodation is connected through a series of sequential volumes that afford the home’s occupants generous and versatile living space. the dwelling also features an enclosed roof terrace that protects against noise emanating from the adjacent street. concrete and glass are used throughout, lending the scheme a sharpness and dynamism that responds to the clients’ wishes.

fuse atelier house in tsudanuma narashino chiba japan designboom
the rear of the three storey property

fuse atelier house in tsudanuma narashino chiba japan designboom
the monolithic façade wraps the entirety of the building

fuse atelier house in tsudanuma narashino chiba japan designboom
internal accommodation is connected through a series of sequential volumes

fuse atelier house in tsudanuma narashino chiba japan designboom
living space is both generous and versatile

fuse atelier house in tsudanuma narashino chiba japan designboom
bold stairways connect each level of the design

fuse atelier house in tsudanuma narashino chiba japan designboom
the use of concrete and glass lends the scheme a sense of sharpness and dynamism

fuse atelier house in tsudanuma narashino chiba japan designboom
external stairs lead to an enclosed roof terrace

fuse atelier house in tsudanuma narashino chiba japan designboom
the concrete building subtly illuminated at dusk

 

 

project info:

 

location: narashino, chiba prefecture, japan

type: residential 

architects: shigeru fuse / fuse-atelier
site area: 133.27 sqm
building area: 63.83 sqm
gross internal floor area: 153.41 sqm

completed: 2014

structure: reinforced concrete
scale: 3 storeys

 


architect: shigeru fuse

design team: fuse-atelier + musashino art university / fuse-studio

structural engineers: ysutaka konishi
main contractor: three F

photography: shigeru fuse

  • Cozy! I thought there was a shortage of concrete after fukushima?

    Rich says:

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