House K by Sou Fujimoto Architects

a slowly rising mountain

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来自藤本壮介事务所的House K, 这座住宅看上去和藤本壮介过往的作品不太一样,没有盒子,没有盒子式的框架,没有堆叠,没有嵌套,没有多重层次,没有如同星云般的城市景观化。House K 是一个绝对的体,拥有一个可以定性的强烈斜面,给人“坚固”的印象。同时House K依然开放,依然景观化,甚至更有原始的感觉。不一样,却同样藤本壮介。

House K位于兵库县西宫市的宁静住区,西侧面对一片树林。因此建筑师希望室内与花园还有外景能融合在一起,于是产生“屋顶=花园”的构想,最后诞生了一个锐角式山体。这个建筑就像一座缓缓升起的山,山坡下是生活空间,山坡上是花园。介于半自然和半人工的山地景观般。在坡上开窗洞为室内引光通风,坡上放置的树木宛如浮在屋顶上似的。

The house lies on the serene site located in the midst of the residential district of Nishinomiya, Hyogo prefecture.

Expanding the line of sight toward the woods that spread to the west, it was when I was plotting such a life as the garden and the interior may become richly contiguous that I came up with this idea of  ”roof=garden” which stretches up diagonally.

The roof garden slowly rising like a hillside, creating a living space that stretches itself downward at the same time. Dotted with potted trees that are as if they are floating on the roof, it is like a landscape of a semi-natural and semi-artificial mountain. While a number of openings are capturing the soft light, the slope vividly cuts out the landscape of the woods and the sky with an unexpected sense of distance.





The interior space of the studio is made up of three different floor levels. Living space on the semi-basement is excavated 1.5 meters, the dining and the kitchen spreads out from the entrance on the ground level and the nursery-cum-living lies about 2.5 meters up the steps where people can sit in various ways.

The bathroom and the master bedroom are stored under those steps.


The space contains these different levels of space continuously, where overlap the windows bored randomly.

Thus created difference in hight of the line of sight changes the spatial expanse and composure in diversity.

With this house, it was significant to connect the interior and the roof garden.

Moreover, not only in one place but if it were possible to move back and forth inside and out at various levels of hight, the life traversing between the living space and this mountain-like garden would surely become so rich.

Ultimately, it became possible to create the routes to access this garden from all these three different levels described above.

You can move freely in and out that way, I wanted to generate more natural and geographical relationship between inside and outside which is different from the normal architecture of its garden and floor distinctive from each other.

On top of the slope of the garden was placed a small hut.

Like an arbor, it is a shed that complements the life in the garden while it is also like a small villa, which I hope that, together with some furniture emplaced on the roof, shall suggest an opportunity to enjoy this new form of garden.













Project title:    HouseK                                     
Location:      Nishinomiya city ,Hyogo Pref.                     
Design year(s):          from     2010.7          to    2011.6            
Construction year(s):      from     2011.7          to    2012.7         
Architect(s) or architectural firm(s):   Sou Fujimoto Architects                  
Principal(s) in charge:  Sou Fujimoto                                 
Project team: Yoshihiro Nakazono, Naganobu Matsumura, Ryota Okada, Naoki Tamura                              
Structural engineer(s):   Jun Sato Structural Engineers Co., Ltd.Jun Sato, Kenichi Inoue                                     
Mechanical engineer(s):                                          
Lighting: Sirius Lighting Office: Hiroto Totsune, Shuhei Kobayashi, Yuya Tanaka                    
Landscape:  furukawateijuen : Motokazu Furukawa
Others:                Sirius Lighting Office                               
General contractor:           TOKUOKA KOUMUTEN Co.,Ltd.            
Program:                     residence                                        
Structural system:              Steel                                     
Site area:         310.24m2       
Building area:     118.23m2       
Total floor area:    118.23m2      

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