House in Muko by FujiwaraMuro Architects
Incredible! You are driving down the road in Kyoto and in the distance you see something that looks like an overgrown picket fence. The tall white louvers of the house tower into the air catching your attention immediately. The louvers run along a curved edge of the house protecting two-story high glass.
The louvers are not just a design feature, they are a built to aid in distributing sunlight through the interior of the home. The homes angle paired with the angle of the louvers deflect sunlight throughout the home in all seasons. This large spacious home is filled with wood floors, beautiful white porcelain tubs and sinks, and other amazing features.
The house has just over 100 square meters of living space and sits on a 300 square meter site. The home has a full-sized lower floor and a very unique child’s room that hovers midway between the lower floor and the second floor bathroom. The home is designed to fit an unusual lot shape created by streets curving along one side and cutting a straight line behind the home. It is intriguing to see what creative architects can do when challenged with unusual building sites, and this time the architects made an incredible design.