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The House in Muko is Defined by Curved Face of White Vertical Fins

 - Mar 21, 2013
References: aplan.jp & contemporist
How to arrange the load-bearing elements of a building and how to freely integrate a system of fenestration is a process that every architect undertakes. The House in Muko demonstrates a rather unique method for planning the windows and supportive columns that unusually decreases the size of the former and increases the number of the latter.

Even though the panes of glass are much more narrow than what you'll find in the typical dwelling, they let in no less sunlight. This is because the panels span from the floor of the first level to the ceiling of the second and repeat across one entire sweeping side of the structure. A striking visual effect was created in the House in Muko by Fujiwaramuro Architects with the rhythmic positioning of the fabulous finned wall, serving to provide privacy and the dynamic movement of penetrating light throughout the day.