In the manner of a construction set, the rafters are piling up and shift to create the living space of this small Japanese house weekend getaway. Another look at the wooden architecture.

Designed by the Japanese architecture studio Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsThe House NGH is a small weekend house that overlooks the banks of the Kuma River Kumakura Japan.

Cubical, it is entirely made from a stack of rafters and cedar crossed and shifted blocks. A simple principle effective.

These nests are born and cuts the interior spaces, dining area, rest area, mezzanine or storage. The vertical and horizontal planes fractionate and shift. levels the differences are increasing.

Between rafters, interstices with irregular shapes are replacing doors and windows. Some clever shifts allow the inhabitants to improvise its foundations, tables or shelves where it sees fit.

Discover more photographs of this project on Sub-Studio.

For more information on the work of Sou Fujimoto Architects visit their website.

Source: Sub-Studio

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