LHA loosely defines floor levels of mini step house in japan
LHA loosely defines floor levels of mini step house in japan LHA loosely defines floor levels of mini step house in japan
apr 10, 2014

LHA loosely defines floor levels of mini step house in japan

LHA loosely defines floor levels of mini step house in japan
all images courtesy of lambiasi + hayashi architects, inc.




japanese studio LHA, lambiasi + hayashi architects, inc. has completed the ‘mini step house’, a building based on connecting separate rooms via half-floor increments. located in japan, the volume features a series of stairs and voids that tie the spaces together. upon entering, the first level consists of an open-plan dining and kitchen zone, and from here one and a half floors leads to a tatami mat area. traversing up another set of steps, the center of the house is presented where a southern facing balcony, living and bedrooms are combined. clad in an abstract arrangement of metal panels, the two storey structure is loosely defined, and feels even more fluid from the inside.


exterior view


standard metal paneling is abstractly arranged


view of the façade


looking down from the loft


(left) looking up to second floor
(right) view of dining table with studio above


the living room


view of the loft from the living room


bedrooms arranged along the living room


section model



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