House in Minami-Senri
Yoshikawa Naoki

House in Minami-Senri

Fujiwaramuro Architects as Architects

In a residential area in the Hokusetsu district of Osaka, the house is located on a long, narrow site with different ground levels. 

photo_credit Yoshikawa Naoki
Yoshikawa Naoki

The client, a chef of Japanese cuisine, requested to use various traditional Japanese finishing materials. 

photo_credit Yoshikawa Naoki
Yoshikawa Naoki

Effective use of the site's different ground levels offers different viewpoints and varied and expansive spaces. 

photo_credit Yoshikawa Naoki
Yoshikawa Naoki

The entrance is accessed from a stepping stone pathway with plantings on the right and then up a staircase that penetrates into the floating building. 

photo_credit Yoshikawa Naoki
Yoshikawa Naoki

The 1.5-meter setback from the site boundary where any construction is prohibited is utilized as a garden strip. By making it visible from the first-floor living, dining, and kitchen spaces, we gave this limited space a sense of expansion and diverse views. 

photo_credit Yoshikawa Naoki
Yoshikawa Naoki

The sunken living room on the first floor functions as a space for entertaining guests, and the bench offers a view of the garden that extends under the bridge. From inside the room, this garden inspired by streams looks as if leading somewhere far away. 

photo_credit Yoshikawa Naoki
Yoshikawa Naoki

Two small courtyards are situated between the living room and the more private kitchen-cum dining area. 

photo_credit Yoshikawa Naoki
Yoshikawa Naoki

The corridor bridged over the garden, reminiscent of a garden path, overlooks the garden and the sky, leading to each private room on the second floor. 
The three gardens provide depth and expansiveness to the house.

photo_credit Yoshikawa Naoki
Yoshikawa Naoki

Team:
Architects: FujiwaraMuro Architects

Lead Architects: Shintaro Fujiwara, Yoshio Muro

Photographer: Yoshikawa Naoki 

photo_credit Yoshikawa Naoki
Yoshikawa Naoki

Materials used:

Facade cladding: Joly pate, AICA

Flooring: Chesnut flooring, Wood Job

Doors: No Brand

Windows: SAMOS L , TOSTEM

Roofing: Galvalume plate, NISC

Interior lighting: FujiwaraMuro Architects Original pendant light

Interior furniture: Chesnut cabinet , wood-furniture +1

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