The last weekend a new private house designed by an exceptional Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori was opened. The new building is located in a small provincial town near to Tokyo. Neighboring with typical Japanese one-family residential architecture, the newcomer comes to the fore. Different, shiny and apparently soft metallic façade catches the visitor’s eye.
Yet the scale of the building is much smaller than one might expect. Every height, width and depth are accurately measured and left from a certain point of view spatially stingy: no waste is admissible here.
It is well known that the architect has a passion toward the massive wood. Therefore even in this newly finished house we find many wooden detail that brings into the house warm and cozy atmosphere.
The house was built by the member of 'Jomon Kenchiku Dan', a non-professional group of constructors, composed of Fujimori’s friends, students of his lab at Kogakuin University, and his ex-students at the Univiversity of Tokyo. By @NovozhilovaM