Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

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Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

This house in Nagoya by Japanese architect Tomohiro Hata has five roofs that pitch in opposing directions.

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

This alternating roof creates a series of triangular windows on the first floor of the two-storey residence, which the architect named Complex House.

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

A recessed corner entrance interrupts the ridged metal cladding, which also encloses a courtyard.

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

Tomohiro Hata also designed a house with a three-storey wooden house hidden inside it - see this story here and see more Japanese houses on Dezeen here.

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

Photography is by Toshiyuki Yano.

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

Here's a description of the project from Hata:


We examine a row of small rooms towards the depth on demand of a client who wants many small rooms.

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

After the order fixed, we examined each width depending on suitable scales of the rooms.

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

We edit composition of the sections.

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

They melt together or overlap each other on the first floor and are integrated in the space for the family.

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

Come to think of it, a family is the smallest unit of social groups and to build a house like this way might be natural consequence and effective way in the time that individuality is naturally respected among his or her family.

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

Besides, we take client apart to individuals at the same way of planning "complex house".

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

Then we examine and express clearly the rules or orders for them to let each of them essentially participate to the planning process.

In this way, we could propose such dwelling space that somewhat different from existing one.

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

Title: Complex House
Location: Nagoya, Japan

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

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Design: Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
Construction year: 2011

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

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Site area: 107.30m2
1F area: 54.43m2
2F area: 45.81m2

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

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Total area:100.24m2
Structure: Wooden

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  • http://www.bedroom-chandeliers.net/ bedroom chandeliers

    looks like a fun house to live in, witch is kinda of unexpected giving its serious exterior

  • http://interiordesigndiy.blogspot.com/ Tehmina – Interior Design DIY

    I love the boxy nature of this architect – it’s extremely modern and somehow it looks like a peaceful sanctuary considering the equilibrium of spaces used. But I’d like to see how they decorate this house. Can we get a post on that? Thanks

  • http://uptodayarch.blogspot.com up_today_arch

    really complicated composition of the house! very creative… internal space looks like a puzzle!

  • Lozza

    Really like the project, would anyone know how the roof drainage would work? The cladding looks really sleek, not sure if there is anything hidden to collect rain water possibly, can’t see anything in the section.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kristof.tihanyi Tihanyi Kristóf

      The drains are on the floor, just next to the walls, which means water pours right down on them. The cladding should withstand it, not sure about the windows, though.

  • http://studioconcept.co.uk Steven Kingsley

    love all the different angles, like there is so much to explore, always a different aspect