House in Senriby Shogo Iwata

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