House in MinohEdit profile
On a corner in a developing neighborhood of Osaka, stands a composition of intersecting white volumes. 'House in Minoh' is a FujiwaraMurro-designed dwelling complete with quarters for a family with three children, a music rehearsal space and a tatami room. The expression of the single family home changes with the vantage point of the viewer. Organized around the intersecting void space of the living room, the program orientation is dictated by the site's capacity for privacy. Bordered by roads on three sides and slightly elevated above street level, the building is visible from almost all surrounding perspectives. Consequently, the configuration of the rooms has given rise to discrete boxes that disallow the architecture to have a clear front facade. Combined with ample south facing glazing, the result is a dynamic and light-filled dwelling that can open to the street or enclose a sequence of quiet cubes.