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, 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.



entrance alongside the roadimage © koichi torimura

main living areaimage © koichi torimura

living roomimage © koichi torimura

large south-facing window with two-directional blindsimage © koichi torimura

dining areaimage © koichi torimura



(left) stairs to the rooftop terrace(right) stairs to the private entry levelimage © koichi torimura

entry level with bedroom, services, and storageimage © koichi torimura

view from the upper loft/ rooftop gardenimage © koichi torimura

rooftop terraceimage © koichi torimura

bedroomimage © koichi torimura

living roomimage © koichi torimura

view from the streetimage © 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: 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

  • brilliant solution and nicely executed.

    michael snoek says:
  • 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 says:
  • apathetic only.

    Firouz says:
  • erstaunlich, schön umgesetzt, Kompliment! Schöne Materialen und Proportionen der Fenster. cool

    René Düsel says:
  • great space to live in!
    beautiful architecture!

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

    Guillermo García N. says:
  • 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 says:
  • its a great house … did you allow me to make a house like this in my country

    ivan says:

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