house with a large hipped roof by naoi architecture & design office
photo by hiroshi ueda
all images courtesy of naoi architecture & design office

 

 

 

positioned within an uncharacteristically large plot of land, naoi architecture & design office has completed a a residence for a family of four in a suburban area of japan’s ibaraki prefecture. ‘house with a large hipped roof’ forms a primarily one level dwelling which is open to the surrounding neighborhood. the expansive roof canopy is constructed from timber girders and rafters, lending the home its distinctive shape.

house with a large hipped roof by naoi architecture design office designboom
the approach the the home
photos by hiroshi ueda

 

 

 

at ground level a master bedroom, bathroom and dining area are positioned around a spacious open-plan living room, which connects the scheme. the flexible lounge can be subdivided with sliding doors, offering options for both private and communal living. this part of the home references traditional japanese folk houses which are composed in a similar manner. the southern façade forms a glazed opening – allowing inhabitants views of the sky, while through the northern aperture, sunlit greenery can be seen under the low eaves.

house with a large hipped roof by naoi architecture design office designboom
photos by hiroshi ueda

 

 

 

the structure takes on a mountainous form, a homage to the undulating landscape that was lost during the site’s development. ‘house with a large hipped roof’ is envisioned as a catalyst for the region, helping establish a better community atmosphere where people and nature are able to co-exist.

house with a large hipped roof by naoi architecture design office designboom
photo by hiroshi ueda

house with a large hipped roof by naoi architecture design office designboom
photo by hiroshi ueda

house with a large hipped roof by naoi architecture design office designboom
the upper level of the property is brightly and naturally lit
photo by hiroshi ueda

house with a large hipped roof by naoi architecture design office designboom
the flexible lounge can be subdivided with sliding doors
photo by hiroshi ueda

house with a large hipped roof by naoi architecture design office designboom
photo by hiroshi ueda

house with a large hipped roof by naoi architecture design office designboom
photo by hiroshi ueda

house with a large hipped roof by naoi architecture design office designboom
photo by hiroshi ueda

 

 

project info:

 

location: ibaraki prefecture, japan
type: 2-storey family house
total floor area: 231.56 sqm
construction: timber
completed: 2013