The House in Goido is a simple, thoughtful structure designed in response to a busy neighborhood in Japan. Designed by Fujiwaramuro Architects, the home consists of four independent structures connected using bridges and patios. These structures are nestled behind tall exterior walls. The walls shield the residents from the street and allow them to focus on the internal happenings in the structure. A central courtyard creates an outdoor environment that is protected from the street. This design is a typical response to the dense urban environment of Japan.

I will never tire of seeing smart and effective solutions for  urban dwelling. The House in Giodo forges a private, peaceful family life in the middle of a crowded, bustling town. The layout creates both independence and togetherness, while the use of neutral materials allows the small spaces to feel open and airy.


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