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House in Nada / FujiwaraMuro Architects

  • 01:00 - 19 March, 2013
House in Nada / FujiwaraMuro Architects
© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

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© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

From the architect. This small site measuring 36.95 sqm is located in a downtown residential area.

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

The slatted, drainboard-like floors on the first through third floors are connected to the slatted tables, stairwell and skylights, allowing sunlight to reach right to the bottom of the house.

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

Three-dimensional gaps and holes in the visual field eliminate any sense of a two-dimensional spatial narrowness, or sensation of being fenced in.

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Ilya Podolsky · October 24, 2016

It's definitely great project of a small house.

I have few questions:

1)Where are the stairs from the second level of the house to the third one?
2)Is not this house dangerous for kids? I mean there is this atrium in the middle and the fence is not that secure...

It would be very interesting to see the floor plans. I find this project great. One of the best of the kind!

Julie Oakley · June 03, 2015

how do they reach any of those shelves way above the dining table?

Miki · March 13, 2015

Where is the restroom?

Architecture · November 18, 2014

Is it possible to see the plan for this house?

SdeeyOu Khadraoui · October 15, 2014

where are the staires?

Nikki · October 18, 2014 06:16 AM

Stairs are located in the far right column depicted in the cross-section. You can see the first few steps in the 2nd-to-last photo.

Jon Rozenbergs · March 27, 2013

Right, where are the stairs?

Polya I · March 23, 2013

Its very beautiful!! but may somebody explain me why they didn't make more windows in the walls?

ayseesindurmaz · October 15, 2014 07:54 PM

ı definetly agree with you,Escipecially in the livingroom, they did'nt even mount any thing to the wall instead of window. And their aim to use natural light in the high level. the design of facede further then function. İts totaly wrong

Nhien Vo · March 23, 2013

well, they put ladders instead of stairs? i dont think it's a good idea

Nikki · October 18, 2014 06:12 AM

No, they've only used ladders to the lofts. There's a stairwell in the column shown in the far right of the cross-section. You can see the first few steps in the second-to-last photo (the one that shows the lowest level.)

Chris Siminski · March 21, 2013

Fujiwarramuro Architects was able to complete a successful project with a small space that some designers would be hard pressed to utilize properly. The first concept of this small residence would have to have been how to bring natural light into the interior spaces at lower levels due to the close proximity of the adjacent homes. This was accomplished, as shown through the sections, by a light well, which becomes the central core for the home which all other spaces radiate off of. The juxtaposition of materials with the adjacent context sends this house soaring above its neighbors, and the view from the rooftop would delight anyone who visits. Simple, orthogonal, and maximization makes this project a success and would delight any occupant.

Rosangela Borgese · March 20, 2013

Wow japanese people know how to get the best from tiny spaces

Albie · March 19, 2013

Beautiful house, great proportion and straight-forward planning of space.


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