House in Ropponmatsu, Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates; photo courtesy of the architects
The Hiroshima-based award-winning practice Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates has recently completed this minimalist three-storey family house located in the Rapponmatsu area of the Japanese city of Fukuoka. Striking in its austere simplicity, the L-shaped form of the building has been determined by the long-and-narrow, rectangular shape of the site. (more…)
'House in Nasu' by Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates, photo by Kazunori Fujimoto
Recently the Hiroshima based practice Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates realised this weekend home in the resort town Nasu-town, Tochigi Prefecture. Due to the high building density – typical for Japanese residential areas – it is difficult to keep privacy so the architects decided to place almost all openings towards the inner courtyard.
House in Sunami by Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates, photo by Kazunori Fujimoto
This single family villa, located on a hill with fantastic view over the Seto Inland Sea, the water body which devides two of the major Japanese islands, was realised by the Hiroshima based practice Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates. In order to achieve a wide spread of space the roof is a shell construction, a reinforced slab of only 120 mm.