Kazunori Fujimoto Architect - House in Sunami, Japan Print
Monday, 27 September 2010 07:31


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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.

Kazunori-Fujimoto-Sunami-14Kazunori-Fujimoto-Sunami-12As explained by the Architect:

"The site is located on the hill spreading the panoramic view of Seto Inland Sea.
In this beautiful scenery, we aimed to the house filled with the air surrounding this area.


To set the court with skylight at the back of the rooms, it's possible to enjoy the life opening to both of the sea and the mountain."

Kazunori-Fujimoto-Sunami-10Kazunori-Fujimoto-Sunami-09"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."
Kazunori-Fujimoto-Sunami-01Kazunori-Fujimoto-Sunami-08Kazunori-Fujimoto-Sunami-05"The project is free from arbitrary decision and consists of simple construction, but at the same time, there are rich sequence of the space and comfortable relationship between the surroundings."
Kazunori-Fujimoto-Sunami-02Kazunori-Fujimoto-Sunami-03Project details:
Location: Mihara, Hiroshima, Japan
Main use: house
Site area: 308m2
Building area: 117.17m2
Total floor area: 115.585m2
Design: 2009
Construction: 2010
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