Beetle’s House by Erunobu Fujimori
Beetle’s House is the name for the raised home designed by japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori which is currently on display as part of ‘1:1 – architects build small spaces’ at the v&a museum in London. The small dwelling sits in the museum’s medieval & renaissance room, high atop its pillared structure. The design is clad in rich black charred pine beams that no doubt reference the colour of the beetle. This type of wood creates a unique texture that preserves the wood and extends the building’s lifespan.
The structure, like Fujimori’s other works is intended to by-pass all architectural styles that have
developed since the bronze age, returning the act of living to a more primitive state. this home is
designed to host an english version of the traditional japanese tea ceremony. It’s only accessible
through a small hatch in the floor which visitors enter from a ladder.