Yokohama-based architect Shinsuke Fujii has designed a dwelling dubbed "Oriel Window House" in Japan, that offers panoramic views of its urban surroundings highlighted by cherry blossom trees on its opposite.
Constructed on a small site measuring just 42 square meters, the residence evokes a brutalist/minimalist vibe with the utilization of concrete and glass for its main materials. Laid out as a stacked series of floorplates, the focal point is essentially the long bay windows in between which present serene views towards a park across the street, while also offering generous amounts of natural light.
In addition, work desks and dining benches have been placed in front of the protruding windows, which also provides shade during summer. Car parking is situated on the ground level, underneath the cantilevered first floor, while the entire structure is topped with a roof terrace that further provides pleasant vistas.
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