House N by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Sou Fujimoto Architects designed this unusual house located in Oita, Japan. The house itself is comprised of three shells of progressive size nested inside one another. The outermost shell covers the entire premises, creating an covered, semi-indoor garden. Second shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. Third shell creates a smaller interior space. Photos by Iwan Baan Via Judit Bellostes Read more [...]
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Next Generation House by Sou Fujimoto Architects

The next generation house, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, is a small housing module for weekend use located on the edge of a forest overlooking the River Kuma at Kumakura, Japan. The small pavilion, a 4×4 meters cube, is made by assembling solid japanese cedar blocks kept in place by their own weight and connecting metal cables running through vertical drill holes. Some of the inside cubes are laid off-center to create shelves, small living areas and even steps to move from one level Read more [...]
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Residential Care Unit by Sou Fujimoto Architects

The residential care unit designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects is located on a gently sloping hillside overlooking Hokkaido, Japan, and provides accommodation for up to twenty mental health patients. Through an ingenious manipulation of modular plans and elevated forms, the architect has created a settlement with its own striking identity, embodying the landscape. Adopting the contemporary interest in applying a single cladding material to both walls and roof, the building are simply articulated Read more [...]
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