Future Primitive House Analysis

  • Sou Fujimoto has proposed a house called The Future Primitive House. It is a group of horizontal slabs, and the most adaptable house that exists due to its spatial quality.
    Since the house does not offer any programs for occupants, anyone can do anything within the space!
    Utilizing negative volume between the horizontal slabs within the boundary of the house, the drawings suggest new interpretation of the house and spatial characteristics. 
  • Constructed axonomteric view of Future Primitive House, along with volumetric section cuts. 
  • Constructed perspective view of negative volume of the house. Inhabitable spaces are shown. 
  • Series of volumetric sections of the Future Primitive House's negative volume. Then, the negative volume within the bounding box of the house with its series of volumetric sections are shown to suggest another method of exploring volume of this house. 
  • References to the volumetric theme of Future Primitive House.
  • Reference image that shows future primitives' repetition of spatial characteristics and emphasis on efficient adaptability. 
  • Reference image that shows that every surfaces have implied space (negative volume) between them, just like onion peels do. Left image is the model of Future Primitive House by Sou Fujimoto.
  • Naruse Inokyma Architects' diagram that demonstrates utilization of negative space.
  • Plan of the building that is represented by the diagram above.
  • Rachel Whiteread's demonstration of spatial characteristics that negative volume contains. These are images of casted negative volume of chairs.
  • Negative volume of a house by Rachel Whiteread.
  • Documentation and analysis of original Future Primitive House.