F Residence, the combined home and office of Go Fujita, the founder of the architecture firm Gosize, reflects a distinctive Japanese aesthetic that prefers natural materials and finds beauty in simplicity. The house is located in Hyogo, in a beautiful natural setting, which was selected as one of the 100 best places in Japan to view cherry blossoms.
The founder and project architect of Gosize, Go Fujita, designed his home and office with a focus on simplicity and empty spaces in the interior, creating a wealth of connections to the outside world. On the ground floor, the Doma, a tiled area that can be walked onto without taking off your shoes, is built with a double-height ceiling and opens inward to a private courtyard and water feature, where subtle seasonal changes in the plants and the sound of water evoke a keen awareness of time. With increasing movement, interiors become more and more open to the environment and offer the opportunity to synchronize with nature and to open up to the outside world.
This residence and office is intended to serve as a place to reconnect with the nature-based wisdom and spiritual culture that our ancestors passed on to us, and to calmly review the life of the architect himself.