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fujiwaramuro architects adds transparent built-in garage to house in takamatsu, japan



fujiwaramuro architects has built a house for a couple with one child in the japanese port city of takamatsu, comprising a reinforced concrete structure with simple finishes. the project sees four exterior walls that fully enclose the property, and the living-dining-kitchen area placed at the center of the lot. all other spaces unfold around this area, including a transparent built-in garage that sits right next to it, separated by a glass wall to showcase the family?s car.
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fujiwaramuro architects developed house in takamatsu based on the client?s request for a building that occupies as much of the lot as possible, ensures privacy, has a built-in garage to showcase their car, and focuses on simple finishes rather than textured interiors featuring wood and other materials. the residence comprises four exterior walls that fully enclose the property, with a void located inside each of the four corners, as well as another one in the center of the building, to bring uniform natural light to the interior spaces. in this way, the living-dining-kitchen area acquires a spacious, bright atmosphere despite its location on the first floor. at the same time, these four corner voids incorporate the exterior environment into the building while maintaining privacy, creating an open-feeling space with strong connections to the outside world.
 
 
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