naoto fukasawa embodies his idea of peacefulness in a timber retreat muji hut
 
naoto fukasawa embodies his idea of peacefulness in a timber retreat muji hut
nov 02, 2015

naoto fukasawa embodies his idea of peacefulness in a timber retreat muji hut

naoto fukasawa embodies his idea of peacefulness in a timber retreat muji hut
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tokyo designers week: touching on the growing popularity of people having their own holiday or weekend home in the suburbs, japanese homeware brand muji asked three recognized designers to develop a structure to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life. the huts seek to provide their inhabitants with basic amenities, allowing them to enjoy life’s more simple pleasures. naoto fukasawa‘s wooden hut design is ‘not quite a holiday house, yet not as simple as going camping.’ the scheme is simple and refined, the compact and pitched structure boasts a dark timber cladding with a corrugated roof.

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naoto fukasawa’s wooden hut design is currently shown in the park at tokyo midtown
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the rectangular design embodies fukasawa’s image of peacefulness which he takes from his childhood memory. exhibited at the design touch 2015 event, the project eliminates unnecessary furnishing and decorative details. the warm interiors have been achieved by the timber floors and walls. sliding windows installed on the whole façade invite natural light and allow access into the space. furthermore, a log fire establishes its identity as a woodland retreat. fukasawa’s ‘tree hut’ is currently showcased in the middle of roppongi for tokyo design week

 

with prices ranging from $25,000 – $40,000 USD, each of the minimal dwellings will be available to purchase starting in 2017. see the two other hut designs by konstantin grcic (here) and jasper morrison (here).

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konstantin grcic’s aluminium hut can be seen behind naoto fukasawa’s tree hut
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the internal organization is simple, one large living space that includes the kitchen area and a bathroom
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sliding window/doors provide access in and out of the space
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a log fire provides warmth and adds to the woodland cabin identity of the design
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the timber clad structure is topped with a corrugated roof
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hut diagram

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designboom met japanese product designer naoto fukasawa at his muji hut presentation in tokyo
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  • What are the dimensions of the Ki no Koya?

    J. Skuba sensei
  • Ki no Koya has the right shibui. Buildings require permits if they are over certain minimal foot print limits. So. . . what are the dimensions (length X width X height ) of the Muji Wooden Hut?

    J. Skuba sensei
  • Beautiful design, nice to see something without plywood walls or all white. Very nice. I’d substitute a futon for the cot.

    john

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