black roof house constructed by container design
images courtesy of container design

 

 

 

situated on a busy road in a residential district of kasia-city, japan, ‘black roof house’ provides living accommodation primarily across one storey. container design has sought to construct a small scale property which features a black slanting roof as its focal point, admitting sunlight into the building as well as offering a compact loft space.

 

at ground floor level, a three car garage can be viewed from the comfortable open plan living quarters, while an intimate tatami room provides the home’s occupants with a more private and secluded area of the design. a staggered stairway leads to a lofted upper level which features a terrace, offering views of the neighboring area.

 

 

black roof house constructed by container design
the house is situated on a busy main road

 

 

black roof house constructed by container design
a concrete wall at the entrance to the property offers privacy

 

 

black roof house constructed by container design
open-plan living space

 

 

black roof house constructed by container design
the garage can be viewed from the living area

 

 

black roof house constructed by container design
(left) the kitchen
(right) living area, with terrace shown

 

 

black roof house constructed by container design
the architect sought to make the living space as comfortable as possible for its occupants

 

 

black roof house constructed by container design
‘black roof house’ at night

 

 

 

project info:

 

architect: takanobu kishimoto
site:
kasai-city, hyogo, japan
type: residential architecture
structure: timber construction
total area: 175.96 sqm (1,894 sqf)
area covered: 147.76 sqm (1,590 sqf)
construction height: 7.13 m (23.4 ft)