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A Clifftop “Walking Trail” House from Sou Fujimoto

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The 38-year- old Japanese architect, Sou Fujimoto recently won the Taiwan Tower competition with a visionary example of futuristic biomimicry.

He is carving a big name internationally as a protagonist of what he calls the “primitive future.”

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In “House O” Fujimoto is working on – obviously – a much more intimate scale, but here too he is seeking out completely new geometric orders based on natural elements.

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“I’m interested in creating a sort of situation in which human habitation develops around the idea of living inside a nest or cave,” Fujimoto says.

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“A cave is just raw space, which people need to explore and find their own comfort within….a situation where people can use space creatively. I prefer cave-like unintentional space, something between nature and artefact.”

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At each fold, the three metre wide section shifts to create greater depth and incident in plan.

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He says this is like “living among clouds….a distinct boundary is nowhere to be found, except for a gradual change in the domain”.

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“You could say that an ideal architecture is an outdoor space that feels like the indoors and an indoor space that feels like the outdoors”.

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“In a nested structure, the inside is invariably the outside and vice versa.”

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“I wanted to create a feeling of looking out from the recesses of a cave,” Fujimoto says.

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Indeed, the ragged angles of the house, all glassed in on the view side – creates a path along one side of the house “akin to a walking trail along a coast.”

The resident/visitor could “happen by a panoramic view, sometimes feel the ocean at [their] back or find the ocean through a small gap.”

Via CubeMe

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