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House in Abiko by fuse-atelier

Conceived for a couple who collects furniture as a hobby, the design revolves around an open and brought living room that is flexible for multiple configurations.

Situated on a tight site flanked by neighboring structures, the monolithic form is constructed from reinforced concrete and features a multitude of faceted corners. Two volumes protrude out of the street facade to create an overhang above the entrance and the car park. The larger cantilevered arm is fronted with a single plane of glass which permits sunlight to enter the interior.

Accommodated on the second storey, the main living space sits elevated over the street with a double-height void above it. The language of the faceted exterior is continued to the interior, manifesting as a dynamic multi-angled ceiling form. This heightened focal point extends
the sense of space vertically, resulting in a room that is exceptionally open and airy, despite the heaviness of the material used. A punched-out sky light and another square-faced window to the back of the plot coupled with the reflective white floor maximizes the amount of
natural daylight entering the house.

House in Abiko, Chiba, Japan, by Shigeru Fuse, fuse-atelier, via: designboom


Tuesday, August 9th, 2011


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