sou fujimoto: geometric forest for solo houses
sou fujimoto: geometric forest for solo houses
apr 24, 2013

sou fujimoto: geometric forest for solo houses

the solo house series includes portraits of 21st century needs and state of mind captured through buildable housing concepts designed by some of the world’s most notable studios. they represent a certain marker for the current state of residential architecture, not as a benchmark depicting the general state of housing but as an embodiment of the residential zeitgeist manifested as a functioning house. we take a closer look at the entry by japanese architect sou fujimoto, who has managed to stir up quite a reputation for himself in the architectural world.

sou fujimoto: geometric forest for solo houses
image © / all images courtesy of solo house



his ‘geometric forest’ is comprised of an irregular three dimensional latticework of untreated timber members that allow the free passage of views, ventilation and circulation while setting up a rigid form-work structure that can sustain a functioning program. in this scenario, not only are the crisscrossing members useful as a tangible building component but the resultant interstitial spaces as well hold a tremendous potential to be used as anything from life’s quotidian needs — such as shelving — to much more significant programmatic modifications like expansion or relocation within the gridded matrix. allowing the primitive elements of nature to create the foundation of the project – wood, air, and light – the ensuing spatial orchestration provides a contemporary interpretation of ‘home’.

sou fujimoto: geometric forest for solo houses
image ©

sou fujimoto: geometric forest for solo houses
image ©

sou fujimoto: geometric forest for solo houses

sou fujimoto: geometric forest for solo houses
concept sketches




project info:


location: poligono 13, parcelle n°239, cretas, matarraña, espagne
area: 2,53 hectares
architect: sou fujimoto
associated architect: diogo porto
collaborator: sacha fabre
developer: solo houses spain sl – christian bourdais


  • Basically needed to express I’m thankful that i came upon your page.

  • love it.
    could anyone be kind enough to point out where is the ‘roof’?

  • beautiful. shows how K.Kuma’s work influenced architetcure today.

    leopold the leo pold
  • tai thats very interesting ! my gf is called tai too and she worked for kengo kuma so i thought it was her who left the comment!

  • pointless

  • very kengo kuma

  • very cool…, its create new spatial experience

  • That is Cool. those wonderful bamboo structures in E Asia.



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