House N by Sou Fujimoto

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AUTHOR:

Sou Fujimoto

YEAR:

2008

LOCATION:

Oita, Japan

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © Iwan Baan

SOURCE:

archdaily

  

NOTE:

A home for two plus a dog. The house itself is comprised of three shells of progressive size nested inside one another. The outermost shell covers the entire premises, creating a covered, semi-indoor garden. Second shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. Third shell creates a smaller interior space. Residents build their life inside this gradation of domain.

I have always had doubts about streets and houses being separated by a single wall, and wondered that a gradation of rich domain accompanied by various senses of distance between streets and houses might be a possibility, such as: a place inside the house that is fairly near the street; a place that is a bit far from the street, and a place far off the street, in secure privacy.

from: archdaily