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House in Sunami by Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

House in Sunami by Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

This house with an oversailing barrel-vault roof by Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates looks across the Seto Inland Sea in Hiroshima, Japan.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

House in Sunami is supported on a steel frame reinforced with concrete that has been left exposed throughout.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

A central courtyard is lined with sliding glass doors and has a rectangular roof section removed from above to flood rooms with natural light.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

All photo are taken by Kazunori Fujimoto.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

Here's some more from the architects:


The site is located on the hill spreading the panoramic view of Seto Inland Sea.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

In this beautiful scenery, we aimed to the house filled with the air surrounding this area.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

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.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

We selected the shell construction for the roof to get the spread of space.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

The slab reinforcement is consist of single layer, and the thickness of the slab is 120mm.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

The roof is covering the whole the house no matter which '' inside'' and ''outside''.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

Usually, the big beam or column of concrete frame are needed to against for the thrust of the shell.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

But in this house, light construction and simple space is realized by arranging a steal frame with the reinforced concrete.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

It's 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.

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

Location: Mihara, Hiroshima, Japan

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

Main use: house

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

Site area: 308m2

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

Building area: 117.17m2

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

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Total floor area: 115.585m2

House in Sunami by  Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

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Design term: 2009
Construction term: 2010



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