The site is located in a quiet residential area in Fukuyama City. Because the surrounding area is residential, wind, light, heat, line of sight, and a variety of other elements fly in and out of the site environment, and the necessary elements are extracted and the unnecessary elements are discharged or blocked. The plan was to solve such a "filtration system" with a single floating wall.

The opening at the bottom of the wall serves as a breezeway in the north-south direction, and the opening at the top of the wall is intended to block the view from the street while allowing the soft light from the north to fall into the room. At the same time, it is designed as a device to exhaust heat from the interior to the exterior.


  • Completion 2007.08
  • Building site Fukuyama, Hiroshima
  • Principal use private residence
  • Photo Takahiro Shimokawa