Eto Kenta: Cave

The Japanese architect Eto Kenta designed in the Oita Prefecture a house cladded in a metal box to create a private courtyard.

Eto Kenta: Cave
This house, located in the northern part of Oita Prefecture, is situated in an area where residential construction has expanded to the southwest, and the vast countryside is left open on the north side.
Against this environment, the openings and closings in the building form a relationship between the inside and outside worlds.
Eto Kenta: Cave
Eto Kenta, Cave, Nakatsu Oita, Japan    

The north-south axis is found in three locations at different heights and the large opening of about 7 mt joins together the north and south.

To ensure adequate lighting, ventilation, and privacy to the indoor space, the opening on the south side was increased.

In addition, by unifying the flooring, wooden fixtures and direction of the rail along an east-west axis it creates a growth in space and a sense of distance.

Nakatsu Oita, Japan
Program: single-family house
Architect: Eto Kenta
Structural engineering: Hidetaka Nakahara
Area: 115 sqm
Completion: January 2014

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