Kazunori Fujimoto

A seaside house in Japan's Hiroshima Prefecture, named House in Akitsu, designed by Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates makes use of a concrete spiral staircase between the austere concrete floors. Dezeen staffer Jessica Mair takes a look at the 92.5-square-metre residence and how it makes use of the concrete used to construct the house.

The body of the house stands on a concrete platform and the body itself is constructed from two intersecting concrete cubes. The bedrooms in the base of the structure and the living space placed on the upper floor are connected by a staircase made from cast concrete. Concrete is also used throughout the home:

"The use of a polish concrete finish for the living room and the kitchen floor became important in order to give an additional value to the external light."

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