A dramatic pitched roof for an artist’s house in Japan

Architecture studio DOG completes 8.5 House, a place for artists defined by a deep sloping roof and a diagonal exhibition wall facing the street.

Architecture studio DOGA completed a small atelier-house located along the Tokaido Road in Ninomiya-cho, in Japan. 8.5 House hosts a painter and his family. The building is strongly featured by a sloping roof giving the house a sculptural form: only an angle of this pointy shape is cut to reveal a glazed access, preceded by a small terrace.

The starting point of the project is a large, diagonal exhibition wall occupying the maximum length of the site and serving as a display of art works open to the street. Located between the living area and the atelier at the entrance, the exhibition wall, together with the steep sloping roof, generates a play of wide and narrow, high and low spaces and angles. Rooms are located on the ground floor, right next to an angular and white-tiled bathroom, while living room and kitchen are placed on the first floor. 

8.5 House
Ninomiya - cho, Naka - gun, Kanagawa, Japan
Lead architect:
Ryutaro Saito + Shun Ide*Nikken housing system
Structural engineer:
Yasuhiro Kaneda / yasuhirokaneda STRUCTURE
Shinshin Construction Co.,Ltd
123.31 sqm
Building area:
55.95 sqm
Total floor area:
87.23 sqm

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