RADICAL HOUSE. House NA. Sou Fujimoto Architects. 藤本壮介建築設計事務所

02/11/2011
RADICAL HOUSE. House NA. Sou Fujimoto Architects. 藤本壮介建築設計事務所
in JA 83.[TOKIO] Japan. [VIDEO]
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Interior view. House NA. By Sou Fujimoto. Photography © Iwan Baan.
With the release of the latest issue of Japanese magazine JA 83, it is published an exclusive tour inside the newly completed NA House, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects. Thin steel pillars placed supported delicately a "pile of boxes" transparent deployed in height.

The house for a young couple in Tokyo built like a stack of boxes on multiple levels. "In one way the house is like a single space, but each room is also a tiny space of its own. The clients said they wanted to live like nomads within the house - they didn't have specific plans for each room. The house looks radical but for the clients it seemed quite natural." with these words Sou Fujimoto expressed in a recent interview with FW Monocle. More at Japan Architect.

Is ecology an issue in house design ? I’m very interested in this subject but it’s about something more fundamental than using solar panels and recyclable materials. I like to try to build in a way that is sensitive to the environment – using the flow of air and the positioning of trees, for example. But all my houses are air-conditioned. The Japonese summer is very hot. With House N, the outer shell cuts 70 per cent of the direct sunlight so that has an effect. Ideally, you want to combine practical ecology with an interesting architectural experience. Interview with FW Monocle

FUJIMOTO

Sou Fujimoto was born in Hokkaido, Japan on August 4, 1971. In 1994 he graduated in architecture at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo. He established his own architecture studio, the agency Sou Fujimoto Architects, in Tokyo in 2000, and since 2007 a ​​professor at Kyoto University.

He was first noticed in 2005 when he won the prestigious AR – int...read more