The essence of Mount Fuji Architects Studio’;s design and style work is observing the internet site closely and obtaining its hidden geometry. The architecture of this hillside property was also inspired by the geometry of the website. They developed what they get in touch with an architecture organized by the land. Which means, in their opinion, simplifying the design and style process by essentially designing the frames and the roof and then taking inspiration from the landscape itself for the rest. In this case, the land inspired them in creating a wooden grid that delimits and sustains the home. This structure is visible in detail, and it functions both horizontally and vertically. It is composed of two sets of portal frames of about 12 meters extended, that combine in an angle that fits the slope of the land and kind a rack assembly with truss structure at the center. The thin structure is accomplished by a cautious distribution of the force. The beams help the roof and give it just sufficient pitch to manage the climate circumstances. The result is a fairly fragile hunting “mikado”, where you feel that by removing a single stick the complete structure would crumble. And but there is a lot of strength that comes from the symmetry of the wooden geometry.
The visual worth of the wooden geometry of the property is enhances by the in depth use of glass for both facades and ceilings. From afar, one particular may even consider that it is only the skeleton of the residence, and the rest is however to be constructed…
The vertical structure in laminated veneer lumber is organized as wooden racks, that form light partitions at the same time, delimiting a variety of functions of the space.
Anytime achievable, the pieces of furnishings, like this desk, are created from the rack structure. In this case, the self is merely made deeper at the height of a writing table.
Except for the vertical rack structures there is not considerably furniture in the property, and this “emptiness” gives great depth to the space.
This image summarizes quite effectively the components utilized for constructing this house: wood, glass, metal and concrete.
The beams assistance the roof generating elegant crossings and angles.