House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

Japanese firm Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates have completed a concrete house in Fukuoka that resembles a half-submerged submarine.

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

House in Ropponmatsu has an L-shaped profile, with the first and second storeys set back so as not to overshadow neighbouring properties.

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

Outward-facing windows were rejected on the ground floor of the bunker-like house in favour of glazed walls that overlook two enclosed courtyards.

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

Instead, the only outwardly visible windows are placed at the top of the three-storey turret, which resembles a conning tower.

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Photography is by Kazunori Fujimoto.

Here are some more details from the architect:


House in Ropponmatsu

 

This house is located in the city area near by the center of Fukuoka city. The shape of the site is long and narrow, 6m x 18m.

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

We designed this house not to make the shade on the north house next door, as a result, the house with three floors shaped like ''L''.

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

In contrast to closed outside like a silent sculptural volume, the interior is designed well-lighted and well-opened.

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

At the ground floor level, we can look whole the long distance of the site through from entrance court to bedroom.

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

Each room is filled with light and breeze from the two courts.

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

The storage and bathroom are placed in the second floor, and another bedroom is in the third floor.

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

At third floor level, keeping a distance from the road, we can get wide range of view, from near the garden tree in the next door, to the faraway mountains.

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

The simple form, found by the condition of the site, has been transformed into an affluent space for living.

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

Location: Fukuoka, Japan
Main use: house

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

Site area: 121m2
Building area: 71.99m2
Total floor area: 99.16m2
Design term: 2010
Construction term: 2011

House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

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House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

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House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

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House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

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House in Ropponmatsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

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