Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

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

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

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