EANA: house in hiyoshi
EANA: house in hiyoshi EANA: house in hiyoshi
jan 07, 2013
EANA: house in hiyoshi

‘house in hiyoshi’ by EANA, kanagawa, japan
image © koichi torimura
all images courtesy of EANA



an example in compact living, the rectangular ‘house in hiyoshi’ by japanese firm EANA is located on a fragment of land on the southern end of a
public park in yokohama city. the three-storey timber frame structure organizes its spaces by manipulating floor-to-height distances to adapt to
future needs. the entry level, which has a lower ceiling, contains two bedrooms, services and storage, over a polished concrete floor foundation.
a staircase leads up to the second-storey and main social space with a kitchen, living and dining room, and has a ceiling at four meters. a large
full-height north-facing window stretches almost to the extents of the walls and looks out over the park, allowing the residents to be first row
spectators over the natural scenery. a thinner metal staircase connects to the third level landing and rooftop terrace. a horizontal strip window
reaches the entire width of the footprint allowing southern light to warm the interior, while the owners may reside in a private exterior space.



entrance alongside the road
image © koichi torimura



main living area
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living room
image © koichi torimura



large south-facing window with two-directional blinds
image © koichi torimura



dining area
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(left) stairs to the rooftop terrace
(right) stairs to the private entry level
image © koichi torimura



entry level with bedroom, services, and storage
image © koichi torimura



view from the upper loft/ rooftop garden
image © koichi torimura



rooftop terrace
image © koichi torimura



image © koichi torimura



living room
image © koichi torimura



view from the street
image © koichi torimura



site plan and floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



floor plan / level 2









project info:



location: yokohama city, kanagawa,japan

principal use: family house

client: undisclosed
construction: genki kensetsu

main structure: timber construction

site area: 104.13 m2

building area: 45.55 m2

total floor area: 91.10 m2

completion: march. 2012

design period: april. 2011 – august. 2011

construction period: september. 2011-march. 2012

project team: EANA | kohei iwasaki,tota abe

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