Peter Zumthor

Tension between Interior and Exterior / Peter Zumthor

And suddenly there’s an interior and an exterior. One can be Inside or outside. Brilliant! And that means – equally brilliant! – this: thresholds, crossings, the tiny loop-hole door, the almost imperceptible transition between the inside and the outside, an incredible sense of place, an unbelievable feeling of concentration when we suddenly become aware of being enclosed, of something enveloping us, keeping us together, holding us – whether we be many…

Sou Fujimoto Musashino library
Cultural Architecture, Japanese Architecture

Musashino Art University Museum & Library / Sou Fujimoto

This Musashino Art University Museum & Library project in Tokyo by Japanese architects Sou Fujimoto proposes a new relation between the user, books and nature. Musashino Art University Museum & Library technical information Architects: Sou Fujimoto Location: Tokyo, Japan Client: Musashino Art University Function: Library & Museum Area: 2883.18 sqm Project Year: 2010 Design Team: Sou Fujimoto, Koji Aoki, Naganobu Matsumura, Shintaro…

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Japanese Architecture, Residential

Sou Fujimoto / House N

French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht recently revisited Sou Fujimoto‘s House N, seven years after its completion, as part of his ongoing Japanese Collection series. Nestled within a traditional Oita neighborhood, the renowned family home resembles “living among the clouds,” as Fujimoto once described. A rich layering of space carefully eliminates the notion of distinct boundaries, allowing a subtle shift in program to place a heightened awareness on…

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