Oriel Window House / Shinsuke Fujii Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. On a site area of only 42m2, We planned a housing with a horizontally long bay window (not included in the floor area) towards a park where you can see cherry blossoms.

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Three layers of bay windows were set up to take in the scenery and light inside the building and it became a building that feels open.

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Besides being able to effectively utilize the space by using the bay windows as a work desk and dining bench, it also functions as an eaves, making shadows in summer and delivering sunlight to the back in winter and warming the concrete floor.

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At the lower part of the bay window,

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windows can be provided to obtain constant ventilation even on a rainy day. It is also used to water the flowers between bay windows.

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In addition, the hanging walls and waist walls at the upper and lower sides of the bay window function structurally as cantilevered beams, ensuring a frameless opening for capturing outdoor environments such as cherry blossoms and autumn leaves on all floors.
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