Japanese studio Tatsuya Kawamoto + Associates has designed a house with a wide, open interior and a high resistance to earthquakes.
In a region where earthquakes are frequent, the house is an innovative and beneficial approach, combining high earthquake resistance with large openings.
By creating a 'gate frame' composed only of small cross-sectional beams, it is possible to achieve a span of 8.0 m that can not normally be reached by a single beam, realising a large space. We believe that architecture will gain sustainability by solving the demands of residents and the development and regulations of the land, and by building rooted in the land.
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