Continuous Plate House 2.0, Fukui Building, Japanese Residential Property, Architecture

Continuous Plate House 2.0 in Fukui, Japan

12 May 2020

Continuous Plate House 2.0

Architects: Ryumei Fujiki + Yukiko Sato / F.A.D.S

Location: Fukui, Japan

Continuous Plate House 2.0 Fukui Japan
photo © Takeshi Taira

Continuous Plate House 2.0 is an award-winning project designed by Ryumei Fujiki and Yukiko Sato, famous for their “Aqua-scape” and “Artificial Topography”. The project was honored as the Bronze A’ Design Award Winner in the Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2019-2020 (Italy).

Continuous Plate House 2.0 Fukui Japan
photo © Takeshi Taira

The renovation pertains mainly to the first floor of the 18-year old house and consists of a folded plate, reinforced by a supporting rectangular concrete box. The outer surface of the box is finished with concrete cast in cedar board formwork, providing it with an external wooden texture. In order to further strengthen the design concept at completion, the full interior of the box, which envelops the kitchen area, was given a wood finish.

Continuous Plate House 2.0 Fukui
photograph © Hiroshi Ueda

The mandate of the renovation was to convert the existing kitchen area, which included a breakfast nook and food storage area, into more of a multipurpose, cozy family kitchen.

Continuous Plate House 2.0 Fukui

Continuous Plate House 2.0 Fukui
photos © Hiroshi Ueda

In addressing that mandate, the food storage area and corridors were eliminated, resulting in a wide-open kitchen concept. The wall-mounted sink was replaced with a centered, island-style unit, making it a more accessible and functional part of the kitchen.

Continuous Plate House 2.0 Fukui

Continuous Plate House 2.0 Fukui
photos © Hiroshi Ueda

A primary focus of the original project, Continuous Plate House 1.0, was to achieve a design that responded efficiently to heavy snowfall. In response to research suggesting that wind patterns would prevent snow accumulation from resting in place, the architects opted for a flat roof without a parapet, which was adopted when the house began construction in 1999.

Continuous Plate House 2.0 Fukui
photo © Hiroshi Ueda

The original project embraced box-form architecture, which presented a challenge to the 2.0 design in terms of breaking free from that concept. Nevertheless, through trial and error, composition as if the floor, the wall, and the roof were connected continuously and bent into a single plate was obtained.

Continuous Plate House 2.0 Fukui Japan
photo © Takeshi Taira

Continuous Plate House 2.0, Fukui – Building Information

Design: Ryumei Fujiki + Yukiko Sato / F.A.D.S

Completion Date and Location: First built in March 2001, the renovation was completed in August 2019 in Fukui-city, Fukui Pref. in Japan.
Production/Realization Technology: The kitchen area is covered with spruce CLT panels (made in Austria).
Architect: Ryumei Fujiki, Yukiko Sato
Design Firm: F.A.D.S
Image Credits: Hiroshi Ueda, Takeshi Taira

Awards: Bronze A’ Design Award Winner 2020

Continuous Plate House 2.0 Fukui
photo © Hiroshi Ueda

About Fujiki Studio
Ryumei Fujiki is currently studying various research focuses at Fujiki Studio at Kogakuin University School of Architecture (KOU::ARC), specializing in environmental and experimental architecture.

Continuous Plate House 2.0 Fukui Japan
photo © Takeshi Taira

Photography: Hiroshi Ueda, Takeshi Taira and Takeshi Taira

Continuous Plate House 2.0 in Fukui, Japan images / information received 120520

Location: Fukui, Japan

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