|Kazunori Fujimoto Architect - House in Sunami, Japan|
|Monday, 27 September 2010 07:31|
All photographs by Kazunori Fujimoto
A simple yet highly efficient design. This recently built L-shaped house, by Japanese architect Kazunori Fujimoto, is organized around a courtyard and makes the most of the surrounding view. The predominant use of fair-face concrete and the overall monochromatic finishes accentuates the sculptural qualities of the spaces.
As explained by the Architect:
"We selected the shell construction for the roof to get the spread of space. The slab reinforcement is consist of single layer, and the thickness of the slab is 120mm. The roof is covering the whole the house no matter which '' inside'' and ''outside''. Usually, the big beam or column of concrete frame are needed to against for the thrust of the shell. But in this house, light construction and simple space is realized by arranging a steal frame with the reinforced concrete."