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

EANA: house in hiyoshi

‘house in hiyoshi’ by EANA, kanagawa, japanimage © koichi torimuraall 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 largefull-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.

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshientrance alongside the roadimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshimain living areaimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshiliving roomimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshilarge south-facing window with two-directional blindsimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshidining areaimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshi(left) stairs to the rooftop terrace(right) stairs to the private entry levelimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshientry level with bedroom, services, and storageimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshiview from the upper loft/ rooftop gardenimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshirooftop terraceimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshibedroomimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshiliving roomimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshiview from the streetimage © koichi torimura

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshisite plan and floor plan / level 0

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshifloor plan / level 1

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshifloor plan / level 2

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshisection

 

 

EANA: house in hiyoshisection

 

 

project info:

 

 

location: yokohama city, kanagawa,japan
principal use: family house
client: undisclosedconstruction: 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

  • its a great house … did you allow me to make a house like this in my country

    ivan
  • Great house, but I have a feeling that one of the small windows is missing on the project. (I mean the one one the bedroom level)

    btw. I don’t know if that’s on purpose, but all the images link to the same file (first one).

    MythThrazz
  • Excelent project, as always, the japanese architecture firms know well the use of the space and to obtain the best results.
    cogratulations.

    Guillermo García N.
  • Very good design, but the stair to roof balcony is a bit dangerous for children.
    Need to create more safety design to avoid any child from having a serious fall accident like adding glass to the stair railing.

    Anyway, I like the design a lot! Bravo for the project team!

    I Made Aji W.
  • great space to live in!
    beautiful architecture!

    gerald
  • erstaunlich, schön umgesetzt, Kompliment! Schöne Materialen und Proportionen der Fenster. cool

    René Düsel
  • apathetic only.

    Firouz
  • Even though I prefer curvature, have to admit this is really well thought out and would work really well. Congrats to project team d’-)

    Jetwax
  • brilliant solution and nicely executed.

    michael snoek

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