House K by Sou Fujimoto Architects provides precious outdoor space in a heavily built up area.
House K by Sou Fujimoto Architects fits a backyard on the rooftop of the urban home. Due to space constraints, the building emerges from the ground and surges upward to form a folded roof with two angled surfaces.
Architectural Record notes that this creates a striking exterior and a spacious interior. Where the ceiling rises up, broad steps lead to a loft-like main bedroom, with the bathroom and children’s bedroom tucked underneath.
The roof provides outdoor space for the family and functions as the house’s backyard. There is custom furniture, potted trees, and six large skylights up there. A freestanding room is also located on the roof’s lowest part, providing a private space with a seating area.