House in Sunami: A Simple House with Light Construction and Simple Space

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Completed by Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates, this 2009 project is located on a hill with awesome views of the Seto Inland Sea. House in Sunami is designed with light construction and simple space, offering the beautiful scenery of its surrounding as well.

Design

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The court with a skylight is set at the back of the rooms so one can enjoy the life opening to the mountainside and sea. For the roof, the architect uses a shell construction to get the spread of space. The slab reinforcement has 120 mm in thickness and it consists of a single layer.

 

Construction

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The roof of the building covers the whole house while the big beam or column of the concrete frame is used against the shell’s thrusts. A steel frame with the reinforced concrete is arranged to realize light construction and simple space.

It is a house with simple construction and at the same time, there is also a rich sequence of the space and a comfortable relationship between the surroundings of the house.

 

House in Sunami Gallery

 

Photography: Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates