curved roof defines KHT house by international royal architecture
photo by nobuaki nakagawa
all images courtesy of I.R.A. / international royal architecture

 

 

 

japanese practice I.R.A., or international royal architecture, has completed ‘KHT house’, a dual family residence in the country’s yamagata prefecture. the design comprises living accommodation for the older members of the family at ground floor level, while above, space is provided for the home’s younger occupants. a communal tatami room is placed at the center of the plan, while an external terrace connects the residence at the upper level. the dwelling is defined by its asymmetrically curved roof, clad in strong galvalume steel sheets that are capable of supporting the considerable amount of snow that falls in the region.

I.R.A. / international royal architecture KHT house japan designboom
the dual family residence is located in the japan’s yamagata prefecture
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture KHT house japan designboom
the design comprises living accommodation for the older members of the family at ground floor level
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture KHT house japan designboom
space is provided for the home’s younger occupants
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture KHT house japan designboom
the dwelling is defined by its asymmetrically curved roof, clad in strong galvalume steel
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture KHT house japan designboom
a communal tatami room is placed at the center of the plan
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture KHT house japan designboom
double-height living accommodation at ground floor level
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture KHT house japan designboom
a centrally positioned terrace connects the design
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture KHT house japan designboom
‘KHT house’ illuminated at night
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

 

 

project info:

 

project name: KHT house
architects: I.R.A. / international royal architecture

location: kahokucho, yamagata, japan

area: 197.28 sqm
design team: akinori kasegai , daisuke tsunakawa
collaborators: KAP (structure design)


photo credits: I.R.A.
photography: nobuaki nakagawa