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  7. House in Akitsu / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

House in Akitsu / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

  • 22:00 - 22 November, 2016
House in Akitsu / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
House in Akitsu / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates, © Kazunori Fujimoto
© Kazunori Fujimoto

© Kazunori Fujimoto © Kazunori Fujimoto © Kazunori Fujimoto © Kazunori Fujimoto + 19

  • Structural engineer

    Nishi Structural Consultants
  • Construction Team

    Nakahara Kensetsu Co.,Ltd.
  • Site area

    316.95 m2
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© Kazunori Fujimoto
© Kazunori Fujimoto

Text description provided by the architects. Located on a small peninsula, the project site faces directly the beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland Sea.

© Kazunori Fujimoto
© Kazunori Fujimoto
Axonometric
Axonometric
© Kazunori Fujimoto
© Kazunori Fujimoto

The most interesting challenge for this project was to create a comfortable inside silence combined with a new openness atmosphere. 

© Kazunori Fujimoto
© Kazunori Fujimoto

In this plan I set two squares intersecting each other and thought about the good balanced interaction between the wall structure and the openings.

Floor Plans
Floor Plans

The moving line inside the house becomes fluid thanks to the use of skipping floors and short stairs that connect the living area with the sleeping rooms. The use of a polish concrete finish for the living room and the kitchen floor became important in order to give an additional value to the external light.

© Kazunori Fujimoto
© Kazunori Fujimoto

The first floor is slightly buried and its ceiling was set lower rather than the living room in order to achieve a more private and cozy feeling.

© Kazunori Fujimoto
© Kazunori Fujimoto

Here resides a very special concrete spiral staircase. The thickness of the supporting slab becomes invisible to its outer and inner end and it was designed in order to avoid any necessity of a central pillar. In this way from its central axe only a perfect straight line appears.

© Kazunori Fujimoto
© Kazunori Fujimoto

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Cite: "House in Akitsu / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates" 22 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799879/house-in-akitsu-kazunori-fujimoto-architect-and-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884

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