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SPIRAL / Be-Fun Design

  • 01:00 - 14 August, 2014
SPIRAL / Be-Fun Design
SPIRAL / Be-Fun Design, © Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Tsuyoshi Shindo
  • Area

    47.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

Text description provided by the architects. The projects is a 4-layer dowelling unit which is connected by a spiral staircase of 9m.

In the town that has developed around the Matsuyama Castle, the project settles in this historical town. We designed this collective housing which has an impressive façade made of a glass wall.


This 4-layer building, which has glass walls in south and north direction, looks like a RC building but is made of wood.

When you open the entrance door you can see the spiral steps from entrance to top floor.

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

The building program is divided in dining area for 1st floor, a tiled bathroom with inner terrace for 2nd floor and a living room for 3rd floor. Loft space is provided between the first and second floor.

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

Solid pine flooring looks very sharp with white space and it makes the space dynamic but also creates calm atmosphere simultaneously.

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

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Cite: "SPIRAL / Be-Fun Design" 14 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884