kumiko inui: small house h
kumiko inui: small house h kumiko inui: small house h
oct 19, 2009

kumiko inui: small house h

‘small house h’ by kumiko inui image courtesy kumiko inui

located in takasaki gunma, ‘small house h’ is a private residence designed by japanese architect kumiko inui. the one-storey house, constructed out of concrete and wood, features a square plan subdivided into four triangular rooms. the layout enables each quadrant space equal amount of window area by designating a full face of the structure to every room.

from the exterior, the house assumes a simple, classic shape with a centrally pitched roof line which contrasts with the unconventional layout of the interior. the bearings of each room are further disoriented by the hollow roof, which results in not a flat ceiling but a volumetric enclosure. the gravity of the space rests on the backdrop of the natural site, which the house takes advantage of with full, floor to ceiling glazing in each room. slideable doors further blur the boundary between indoor/outdoor.

elevation image courtesy kumiko inui

dining/kitchen area image courtesy kumiko inui

image courtesy kumiko inui

image courtesy kumiko inui

image courtesy kumiko inui

image courtesy kumiko inui

bathroom image courtesy kumiko inui

bathroom image courtesy kumiko inui

central axis image courtesy kumiko inui

image courtesy kumiko inui all photos by daichi ano

small house h lot area: 845.03 sq.m roof area: 42.25 sq.m total floor area: 42.25 sq.m project start date: april, 2007 completion date: july, 2009

  • uncomfortable….

    ron says:
  • uncomfortable? depends on what your definition of comfortable is, 4 bedrooms a guest room, games room, triple garage blah blah blah

    Lifestyles differ

    ySotaN? says:
  • A House with No Bed. Do we use it?

    Tim says:
  • Dead angles? Great place for a cool lamp or plant.

    As for no bed, there’s not much explanation of the house, but it looks like the adjacent structure is a traditional “tatami” house, and this would have the futon beds which are stored during the day.

    DC says:
  • Interesting idea. But I think the triangle rooms would eventually drive me crazy if I lived there. Kudos to the architect for “thinking outside the box” !

    Chiz says:
  • Love it! Simple, Clean, Uncluttered! As far as the bed comment. There are two rooms….

    Shain says:

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