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Belly House by Tomohiro Hata

Japanese architect Tomohiro Hata has completed a house in Kyoto, Japan, that has a three-storey wooden house hidden inside it.

Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

Called Belly House, the project involved constructing the exterior according to strict local guidelines, then creating a three-storey wooden framework through its centre to further divide the space.

Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

This results in a double-height living room and study in the spaces between the inner and outer walls.

Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

Here's some more information from Tomohiro Hata:


Belly House

This project is a house in KYOTO, JAPAN.

Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

There are many laws to restrict external shape , color, materials and volume.

Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

So the externals of the architecture is regimented in this area.

Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

We led the maximum "package" from the decided law, and inserted the volume like a large tree that free from the formal package.

Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

As a result, we achieved to create the informal free space to live while climbing up and down in the formal package.

Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
Belly House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

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