|Mount Fuji - Private Residence in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan|
|Tuesday, 04 January 2011 09:45|
The house by the young Japanese firm was built in Tokyo for a couple involved in movie production.
This architecture uses L-shaped blocks of reinforced concrete combined with sequential frames of box-shaped engineer-wood. The bedrooms, film archive and gallery were integrated in the solid concrete potion of the house that provides more security. The living room is included in the engineer-wood portion that, according to the architects, provides openness and flexibility, producing open space that is 6m in height, 5.5m in width, 14m in depth.
The architects wanted to give a “sense of mass” the material being utilized. A departure from the modern minimalist style of "white, flat wall". “We intentionally left the wood grain of mold on the surface of concrete, and choose textured stones and irons.”
The house is intended as a place of relaxation. “For the people like this client, who do enough intellectual labor on a daily basis, white-cube would only bring sense of fatigue. The role of architecture, especially the ones for living, is to soothe the sensory side of people, not to stimulate the intellectual side.”
Architects: Mount Fuji
Total floor area:259.72m2
Number of stories:3
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2011 11:05|