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betillon / dorval bory: 8 houses in chiba
jun 10, 2012
betillon / dorval bory: 8 houses in chiba


’8 houses in chiba’ by betillon / dorval-bory, chiba, japan
all images courtesy of betillon / dorval-bory

paris-based practice betillon / dorval-bory have designed ’8 houses in chiba’, a series of detached dwellings contained within
a single roof form in chiba, japan. using the qualities of attic spaces, the interior program is completely inserted within
the gabled structure. elevated from the ground, the encompassing landscape continues uninterrupted beneath the residences,
also leaving area for a grand communal garden as well as parking. the constructed volume wraps the periphery of the plot,
concealing the individual units into a collective and elegant building.

four types of arrangements are present including a 250 square meter large family house, and diverse sizes ranging from 147
to 128 and 95 square meters. within the steep roof, a lofted bedroom or mezzanine may be found, enclosed with glass panes
to introduce natural daylight.


stairs leading into the residences


central courtyard


kitchen


outward view from kitchen


kitchen


loft


common room


site plan


floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level 1


section


light section


programmatic diagram


exploded axonometric

project info:

architects: betillon / dorval-bory
project name: roof house
project type: collective housing (8 houses)
client: hacocoto inc.
location: tomisato, chiba, japan
team: betillon / dorval-bory, josé rocha gonçalves
client: hacocoto inc.
typology: 8 detached houses
floor area: 1479 m2
status: competition entry
completion: may 2012

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