Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

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Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

This Japanese house with a sharply pointed roof is by Tokyo studio Architect Cafe.

Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

Translucent gridded screens slide back across the house’s facade to reveal a double-height living room finished in stark timber.

Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

A mezzanine first floor houses three bedrooms and two terraces, which are open to the sky through square holes in the roof.

Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

Some other angled Japanese residences we've featured lately include an extremely pointy apartment block and a house that looks like it’s toppling over.

Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

Photography is by Satoshi Asakawa.

Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

The following information is from Architect Cafe:


Large Roof House

Roof as New Landscape

The site is situated in typical suburban dwelling area.

Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

There are farmer’s villa next to the site. So this site is on the border between developed dwelling scene and country view.

Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

Large roof seen from dwelling side is fit in the scene with gentle mountain.

Large Roof house by Architect Cafe

On the contrary, this house can be seen from opposite side as geometrical form with the other brand-new houses behind.

Large Roof house by Architect Cafe

Large Roof as New Life and New Communication

If you can say people living under one roof are family, the roof can be presented as a family and house itself.

Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

There are many places under the roof and various activities might be happened with various communication.

Large Roof by Architect Cafe

Not only people living here but also neighbors ordinary come together under this roof.

Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

Large Roof as Environmental Equipment

There are two big open square on this large roof.

You can get natural light and wind from this openings. You can feel various natural phenomena through this openings and large roof.

Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

Site area: 232.55 sqm
Total floor area: 109.21 sqm

Large Roof House by Architect Cafe

Height: 7.21 m
Structure: wooden

  • http://www.bathroomgetaways.com/blog WConklin

    Very spacious and the lighting is perfect. It looks strange from the outside but the interior makes up for that.

  • edward

    Looks like the builders left early. Really all those 2 x 12s are just to much.

  • art12

    so beautiful. i wonder whether that shoji door was
    really made of paper or not.