Linear volumes stretching in the east-west direction, spread over the site leaving spaces in between, which are terraces and gardens. The group of roofs of the new volumes relate to that of the existing house, creating a sense of continuation between old and new. The house is conceived of familiar wood construction elements, which make up the majority of houses in Japan, composed in a slightly unfamiliar way: furniture/storage units, beams, studs, and the roof.
House with gardens and roofs, Hamamatsu, Japan
Program: single family house
Architect: Arii Irie Architects – Atsuo Arii
Structural engineering: Mika Araki
Area: 125 sqm