Kubota Architect Atelier designed a L-shaped concrete and glass residence named the ‘FU House’ in Shunan, Japan, not far from the Seto Inland Sea.
The client’s requirement for peace and privacy was met with insulated outer walls as well as a long terrace with a shallow pool surrounded by solid white walls. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors provide for optimized indoor-outdoor flow. Inside, the multi-storeyed living space was constructed around adaptability and flexibility. “Light and shadow are restlessly ambiguous and abstract;as are wind and water,” explain the architects. “Three pieces of white slab, each folded into an L-shape, are inserted three dimensionally into this ever-changing environment.”
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