y+M design office caps off beret house with triangulated roof
y+M design office caps off beret house with triangulated roof y+M design office caps off beret house with triangulated roof
aug 14, 2014
y+M design office caps off beret house with triangulated roof


y+M design office caps off beret house with triangulated roof
photo © yohei sasakura/sasa no kurasha
all images courtesy of y+M design office

 

 

 

‘beret house’ is a dwelling for a family of four nestled in an open field surrounded by the mountains of kagawa prefecture near seto inland sea. within this calm and comfortable climate, the client posed y+M design office with two requirements: a covered parking garage and a living space where the residents can keep their privacy.

ym design office beret house japan
the grandmother’s room and lounge can access the outer living area
photo © yohei sasakura/sasa no kurasha

 

 

 

in order to supply these amenities, the architects suggested that the entire roof be enclosed by a semimonocoque shell. this decision, a feature typically seen throughout the structure of airplane fuselages, allowed the skin to carry the loads placed on the mass as opposed to mounting panels and devices onto load-bearing components. in turn, an advantage is given to the interior in which the ceiling folds to provide interesting spatial results, hiding the timber trusses that would otherwise take away from the verticality of the rooms. the first floor is lined with white walls that are complemented by wooden floors. above the master bedroom and child’s room, the second level uses the natural patterning of the plywood to emphasize and decorate the creases in the top surfaces.

ym design office beret house japan
living and dining room
photo © yohei sasakura/sasa no kurasha

ym design office beret house japan
freespace and children’s room
photo © yohei sasakura/sasa no kurasha

ym design office beret house japan
master bedroom
photo © yohei sasakura/sasa no kurasha

ym design office beret house japan
looking towards the entrances of the bathroom and study
photo © yohei sasakura/sasa no kurasha

 

 

 

from the exterior, the triangulated form drops towards the ground to shape an outer moat as is signified by a material continuation of green asphalt shingles. working in a dialogue with the canopy, this buffer zone can cross over different lines of site from neighbors and pedestrians in effective manner that simultaneously maintains privacy. it can be adapted to a variety of uses for their daily life because the boundary is obscured to reduce the distance between inside and outside of the house. along with this system, strategical openings dispersed around the massing are programmatically determined to let sunlight and wind flow towards the main living areas. the best example of this characteristic is seen in voids that have been cut straight down through the residence directly above the trees of the patio.

ym design office beret house japan
terrace connects the married couple’s suite with their son’s room
photo © yohei sasakura/sasa no kurasha

ym design office beret house japan
view down the road
photo © yohei sasakura/sasa no kurasha

ym design office beret house japan
walkway towards the street and garage
photo © yohei sasakura/sasa no kurasha

ym design office beret house japanbetween the walls of the garden
photo © yohei sasakura/sasa no kurasha

ym design office beret house japan
architectural lighting at night
photo © yohei sasakura/sasa no kurasha

ym design office beret house japan 
plans

 

 

project info:

 

location: takamatsu, kagawa prefecture
applications: residential-only
scale: 2 floors above ground
structure: wooden framework
land area: 206.98 m2
building area: 120.60 sqm
total floor area: 141.42 sqm
photography: yohei sasakura

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

y+M design office (8 articles)