The Complex House
The Japanese architect Tomohiro Hata designed a one-family building – the Complex House – in Nagoya, Japan that was designed around the concept of fitting as many rooms as possible into a 100-m2 space.
Like a small small room lined housing, such as a tenement house. Each small small room, opening to eavesdrop on the sunny south side, by continuing to checkered, envisions a space such that each be seen as a small house. Blends in the floor under them will continue to integrate with the family to share space overlap. Family is also a unit of social group the smallest Come to think of it, to make housing as housing a small collection, contemporary consciousness that the individual will be respected in a natural way in the home, be it an effective technique for granted may not.
The client family of this house needed many small rooms. So, the architects firstly examined the possibility of a row of small, deep rooms, upon the client’s demand.
After the concept was fixed, the architects considered different widths depending on suitable scales for each of the rooms. After that, they edited the composition of the sections.
The rooms ‘melt’ together or overlap each other on the first floor and are integrated within the communal family space.
Indeed, a family is the smallest unit in terms of social groups, and to build a house in this way might be a natural consequence, and effective in a time when individuality is naturally respected among his or her family.
Tomohiro Hata Architects and Associates explain:
“We examine a row of small rooms towards the depth on demand of a client who wants many small rooms. After the order fixed, we examined each width depending on suitable scales of the rooms. They melt together or overlap each other on the first floor and are integrated in the space for the family. Come to think of it, a family is the smallest unit of social groups and to build a house like this way might be natural consequence and effective way in the time that individuality is naturally respected among his or her family.”
Project name: The Complex House
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Type: City House, Japanese House
Structure: wooden structures
Site area: 107.30m2
Footprint Area: 56.79m2
Total floor area: 100.21m2, 1F area: 54.43m2, 2F area: 45.81m2
Construction year: 2011
- WAN House of the Year AWARDS 2011 Winner
Client / Owner / Developer: Private
Architects: Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
Text Description: © Courtesy of Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
Images: © Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates