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House in Muko / Fujiwarramuro Architects

  • 01:00 - 28 March, 2013
House in Muko / Fujiwarramuro Architects
© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

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© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

From the architect. A mezzanine-floored residence consisting of a single-roomed space, located on a fan-shaped site.

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

The movements of the sun can be felt inside the house all throughout the year. Light coming from the east strikes the louvered boards before entering the house and reaching deep into its interior.

House in Muko / Fujiwarramuro Architects, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

Direct sunlight from the south traces a shower-like path of lines as it penetrates into the building. Light coming from the west reflects off the walls of this house with an open stairwell before entering it.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Cite: "House in Muko / Fujiwarramuro Architects" 28 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Veronika · April 05, 2013

this kids on a Street... disturbing

Mohan... · April 04, 2013

Like the way the structure neatly fits into the street corner, with the vertical ribs matching the adjoining column of trees. Looking at the other nearby houses, wonder however if such a tropical-like deep-set window treatment is necessary - it provides privacy no doubt besides being dramatic. A nice and definite break-away in residential design with a different treatment in scale.

R S · April 02, 2013

I wonder if these narrow windows are operable to let natural ventilation. They don't appear to be. Other than that, it's a beautiful house.

António João Antunes · March 29, 2013

The town hall had only this piece of land available?

Chris Siminski · October 02, 2013 12:46 AM

What does town hall have anything to do with this? It is a private residence...

Jojo · March 29, 2013

¡Guau! Very poetic treatment of the light.


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