Final Wooden House, Kumamura Japan – Sou Fujimoto

“This bungalow no longer fits the category of wooden architecture. If wooden architecture is merely something made from wood, then wood itself surpasses the architectural procedures to directly become a ‘place where people live’ in this bungalow. It is of an existence akin to primitive conditions before architecture. Rather than just a new architecture, this is a new origin, a new existence.” Sou Fujimoto

The design is meant to highlight the versatility of lumber. using large beams of 350mm square profile cedar, the pieces are piled on top of one another, creating the walls, ceiling, floors and built in nooks. this leaves no definitive lines between each of the structure’s components, thus blending the entire interior of the space together.