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It means 'Void' in English. More detail, continuous space from ground level to above. It could be up to the 2nd level or more. It can be called 'atrium' as well that back in the old time in Europe, this technique was used to design a space for the place of worship like cathedrals. 
Same in Japan, Fukinuke has been used for different building types, including public buildings, residential and commercials. Historically, the Japanese house consistently creates void space between living and roof to feel spacious and high ceiling. Nowadays, Japanese architects design houses well to maximise limited space to represent spacious space and effectively by utilising the Fukinuke technique. For instance, the idea of the 'loft' associated with Fukinuke uses open space above the living area (most likely), and most of the cases turn into the bed area. Still, the wall does not fully enclose the area; hence, you will feel spacious with a high ceiling in a small apartment or house.
I know not all Fukinuke techniques can be applied to Australian content by law, but how awesome to represent a spacious area while using a space. In the next few topics, we will explore different types of the Fukinuke.
Our practise explores how we can use these ideas and materials to represent ‘welcome’ and create the feel that you want to return home. 
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