House K

Sou Fujimoto's House K is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka's dense urban fabric. The approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. Pressed against the neighbors' homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the easternmost point. The canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. The habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters.

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16 photos and 9 drawings

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