MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO - Sakura House, Meguro, Tokio







MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO - Una casa de cristal, al estilo Mies o Johnson, pero en la ciudad, protegida por celosías creando un patio entre la línea de edificación y la fachada. Las celosías son paredes metálicas constituidas por dos láminas perforadas y separadas entre sí unos 20 o 30 centímetros, lo que hace casi imposible vislumbrar el interior desde la acera pero que reflejan y translucen la luz del sol. El perforado de las chapas sigue un patrón floral que otorga a las paredes una textura muy delicada. Vía Noticias Arquitectura.

What came to my mind were the two classic ‘Glass Houses’ by Mies and Philip Johnson.The sense of freedom and openness that makes us want to walk naked inside these houses surely owes to the transparency of the glass itself, but it is the fact that the buildings are surrounded by a pleasant environment –the forest– that counts the most.Since ‘the forest’ itself already provides a comfortable living environment, it is left for the architecture to separate internal to external atmospheres with thin, transparent membranes. They clealy demonstrate that as long as there is an environment suitable for living, a ‘house’ is no more necessary.