Located in central Takamatsu, Japan, this residence is home to a couple with one child. The client requested Fujiwaramuro Architects create the building to occupy as much of the lot as possible, ensure privacy, have a built-in garage that showcased their car and have a reinforced concrete structure with simple finishes rather than textured interiors featuring wood and other materials. The studio responded with a proposal that placed the living-dining-kitchen area at the center of the lot with other spaces unfolding around it onto the entire property.
The building is composed from four exterior walls that fully enclose the property, with a void located inside each of the four corners as well as another in the center of the building. These five voids bring uniform light to the interior spaces, giving the living-dining-kitchen area a spacious, bright atmosphere despite its location on the first floor. The four corner voids incorporate the exterior environment into the building while maintaining privacy, creating an open-feeling space with strong connections to the outside world.