172 sq ft
Sou Fujimoto, Architect
Next Generation House created by Sou Fujimoto Architects is a small housing module for weekend use, located on the edge of a forest overlooking the River Kuma at Kumakura, opposite the temple of Shibatatehime.
The oblique glass windowpanes are held in place with plastic plugs. The mobile sheets are in transparent acrylic. The small pavilion, a 4×4 meters cube, is made by assembling solid Japanese cedar blocks kept in place by their own weight and connecting metal cables running through vertical drill holes.