A house in Fujimi-cho / Méga

A house in Fujimi-cho / Méga
A house in Fujimi-cho / Méga - Stairs
© Hiroshi Ueda
  • Architects: Méga
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  170
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Hiroshi Ueda

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A house in Fujimi-cho / Méga - Facade
© Hiroshi Ueda

Text description provided by the architects. Where does the rainwater drain? Rain and drainage is the same water but there’s a large difference in these two words. Within architecture and urban cities, I was thinking of a design to appreciate the rainwater not as to just expedite it but as a water flow.

A house in Fujimi-cho / Méga - Facade, Windows, Handrail
© Hiroshi Ueda

The roof, with its galvalume surface, was designed to let the rainwater runoff slowly slide down along the corrugated roof. The harvested rainwater is subsequently diverted to soak the garden plants and reach underground. If the water couldn’t be permeated it finally runs into the sewer, along the drainpipes.

A house in Fujimi-cho / Méga - Windows, Facade
© Hiroshi Ueda

The roof, with rainwater rolling down along the surface, is the facade of the building. The long-sloped roof system hangs down towards the ground, ending as a narrow gutter.

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Cite: "A house in Fujimi-cho / Méga" 25 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/345240/a-house-in-fujimi-cho-mega> ISSN 0719-8884

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