terunobu fujimori: beetle's house
terunobu fujimori: beetle's house terunobu fujimori: beetle's house
aug 04, 2010

terunobu fujimori: beetle's house

terunobu fujimori: beetle’s houseimage: pasi aalto




beetle’s house is the name for the raised home designed by japanese architect terunobu fujimori which is currently on display as part of ‘1:1 – architects build small spaces’ at the V&A museum in london. the small dwelling sits in the museum’s medieval & renaissance room, high atop its pillared structure. the design is clad in rich black charred pine beams that no doubt reference the colour of the beetle. this type of wood creates a unique texture that preserves the wood and extends the building’s lifespan. the structure, like fujimori’s other works is intended to by-pass all architectural styles that have developed since the bronze age, returning the act of living to a more primitive state. this home is designed to host an english version of the traditional japanese tea ceremony. it is only accessible through a small hatch in the floor which visitors enter from a ladder.


image: pasi aalto

image: pasi aalto

image: pasi aalto

image: pasi aalto

image: pasi aalto

image: pasi aalto

image: pasi aalto

image: pasi aalto

  • like its from a childhood fantasy world…. i love the four legs… like its about to run off..

    SmartyAnt says:
  • beautiful fantastic!!!!! awesomeee!!!

    yomomo says:
  • bellissima, di una dolcezza quasi irreale!

    elena says:
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    GFGH says:
  • I believe this could run off and live anywhere

    Free Form Constructural Realism says:
  • looks fun, like childhood’s tree house

    missSunshine says:
  • Brilliant!

    Shaun Allan:Vector76 UK says:

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