Storage House byRyuji Fujimura Architects

Slideshow: a wooden library climbs the walls of this four-storey house in Kanagawa, Japan.

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

Starting in the basement, the first set of bookshelves are a storey high, while a second set begin on the first floor and rise up to reach the ceiling of the floor above.

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

Tokyo studio Ryuji Fujimura Architects designed the residence, which is enclosed behind a grey powder-coated steel facade.

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

A mixture of both concrete and steel staircases connect the levels inside the house, while ladders provide access to a second floor loft and to the highest bookshelves.

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

Ladders are a common feature of many residences we feature from Japan. Ones worth a look include a house with climbing walls inside and another where rooms overlap one another.

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

See also: a house completely lined with bookshelves in Osaka.

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

Photography is by Takumi Ota.

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

Here's some more information from Ryuji Fujimura Architects:


Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

The house like a storage located in a residential area on the suburbs of Tokyo.

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

By providing the underground space, the volume of three floors encloses the space of two layers.

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

The parking has a large canopy, such as loading dock.

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

It can be used as a space people gather and is intended to successive to the streets.

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

Location: Kanagawa, Japan
Type: private residence

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

Architects: Ryuji Fujimura Architects
Structural engineer: Konishi Structural Engineers

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

Site area: 57.82 m2
Building area: 31.69m2
Floor area total: 56.26m2
Floor area by floor: b1f: 30.31m2 / 1f: 30.31m2 / 2f: 33.00m2

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects

Design period: aug. 2009 - oct. 2010
Construction period: nov. 2010 - apr. 2011
Structure: steel, reinforced concrete

Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects