- Sou Fujimoto
- House Before House
- Tokyo, Japan
The design is based on the concept that people live not just in indoors, but in the outdoor realm, too. Therefore, the architects did not understand the home just as a limited space; they developed their idea along the lines of a village structure, with individual “buildings”, open areas and stairways. Indoors and outdoors, the house and the garden, form a spatial continuum. This interpretation is both timeless and futuristic. It also reflects the Japanese tradition of the dwelling, in which one seeks to attain a harmony between natural and man-made things.
A home for two plus a dog. The house itself is comprised of three boxes of progressive size nested inside one another. The first box creates a covered, semi-indoor garden. The second one encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. The third box creates a smaller interior space. Residents build their life inside this gradation of domain.
Life in this house resembles to living among the clouds. A distinct boundary is nowhere to be found.
The light passes through the openings in vertical and horizontal planes, which later will be covered by the tree’s foliage that will give the space a new type of light. A filtered light.
Challenging our sense of limits, perception and expectation…
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