A concrete small house designed by japanese architects kazunori fujimoto architects located in ibara, japan for a young couple who left the city and live in this new natural rich farm village. they sought a simple home that contrasted the bustling activity of the city. the home has two bedrooms and a bathroom in its ‘box space’ and living dining room and kitchen in its ‘roof space’.
The roof space is open concept and covered in glass wall on all but one side where it is connected to the box space. this space is enclosed mostly with some windows for light. the building is constructed from cast concrete and has just over 100m of floor space.
The ground floor is space like the one-room of 78.5 square meters. In order to articulate this small space more attractively, box-space and roof-space are connected carefully. If the sliding door of a bedroom is opened, all the rooms serve as one room space, and two spaces are gently connected with the level difference reflecting a site slope.
The box-space sets so that the sunshine and the privacy from the outside may be interrupted, and roof-space is allotted in the direction which faces nature. A parking lot is buried in a site slope by a half , located at the mountain side. Zelkova trees are planted in the yard so that sunbeams shining through branches of trees may be dropped on a house.
Architect: Kazunori Fujimoto - Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
Location: Ibara, Okayama, Japan
Main use: house
Site area: 1150m2
Building area: 85.38m2
Total floor area: 102.05m2
Design term: 2006-07
Construction term: 2007-08