House in Senri
by Shogo Iwata

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Slideshow: the cantilevered upper storeys of this house in Osaka by Japanese architect Shogo Iwata hover above a driveway.

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Completed in 2010, the three-storey-high House in Senri contains a total of eight tiered floors, connected to one another by sets of four or five stairs at a time.

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

The uppermost floor is a roof terrace, which is tucked down behind a parapet wall at the top of the grey-rendered facade.

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

The entrance is located on the side of the building, sheltered by a cantilevered canopy.

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

You can see more cantilevered buildings here, including a hotel with a mirrored underside.

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Photography is by Nagaishi Hidehiko.

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Here's a little more from Shogo Iwata:


House in Senri

This house is planned for a family, husband, wife and their son.

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

This small house has 8 levels of floor between entrance in the basement to the roof terrace in order to constitute every space not in concentrated way by big void but reciprocal relation of each space.

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

This arrangement makes the notion of floor ambiguous and the continuity of space compatible with the hierarchy of space.

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

In order to realize this spatial constitution with small gap we adopt steel structure.

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

We use visible steel frame in 40mmx125mm flat bar that allow us to make each space flow without gravity.

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Project title: House in Senri

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Location: Suita, Osaka, Japan

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Architect: Shogo Iwata

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Main use: Residence

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Site area: 244.3㎡

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Building area:83.78㎡

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Total floor area: 156.50㎡

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

B 1st floor: 6.30㎡
1st floor: 79.20㎡
2nd floor: 71.00㎡

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Building area: 83.78㎡

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Structure: Steel

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Date of completion: 2010/06

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

  • Cor

    Interesting! But I certainly need some drawing to understand it.

  • H-J

    From the first image I thought, what have they done to JJP Oud's Weissenhofproject, but then I calmed down when I realized it's just a classic Corbu with a major cantilever.

  • hugh mann

    plans plz! dezeen is not elle deco!

    • http://twitter.com/Dezeen @Dezeen

      Hi Hugh,

      Sorry, we left them out by accident! We'll add them today so do check back later.

  • Shin

    Very interesting. It is not suitable in residential design but acrobatics.

  • John

    The cantilever is striking and the interior space is visually diverse. How is the engineering going to respond to earthquakes there?
    John

    • http://Www.lonewolfdrafting.com Sean

      That is my question as well – it's an interesting design, but what type of engineering has been instituted to combat an earthquake prone area with such a dramatic cantilever? I would be interested to know.

  • okpala

    splendid house (excuse my Elle Decoration lingo today)! I love the discrete richness of detailing, as well as the so many unique corners that make this apparently austere house. when I get to Oasaka, it'll be my first house to visit, then tha Andos and the Waros…

  • Ogier de Beauseant

    Tour de force of design but as a place to live…not for me.

  • adam

    i think that Loos would be proud. :)

  • Donkey

    Escher stairs of death.

  • conguill

    What is the excuse for not giving the structural engineer a shout-out here? It would seem that his/her work was fundamental to overall design, no?