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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Rooftecture HH in Haga-cho, Shiso-city, Japan by Endo Shuhei Architect Institute designed using Vectorworks

March 26th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

This project is a private residence which located in a lush surrounded by mountains in western Hyogo Prefecture of Japan. There are 4 large cherry trees planted in the center of this site which beautiful blooms every year. One moment of the nature scale created a powerful landscape beyond any architectural peculiarities space. The strong power also is the originality of this architecture.

Night view

  • Architect: Endo Shuhei Architect Institute
  • Name of Project: Rooftecture HH
  • Location: Haga-cho,Shiso-city, Hyogo-pref. Japan
  • Completion: December 2010
  • Principal use: House
  • Structure System: Wood
  • Extent: 1 story
  • Site Area: 1,175 m2
  • Building Area: 125.8m2
  • Total Floor Area: 125.2m2
  • Design Period: February 2009 – October 2009
  • Construction Period: July 2010 – December 2010
  • Client: Individual
  • Design: Endo Shuhei Architect Institute
  • Construction supervision: Endo Shuhei Architect Institute
  • Contractor: Yahata Kensetsu Co.,Ltd.
  • Photographer: Yoshiharu Matsumura
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Eye level view form North

This residence was planned as a second house for the client who can enjoy a relaxed life and live with those lovely cherry blossoms. Client asked to views cherry blossoms from inside of the house, and the living space should be created as to feel the light and wind.

Eye level view form South

Functions of housing are dispersed in four wooden boxes, staggered angles for each direction respectively to views the mountains and cherry around. Living room is setting in the center of this house where surrounding by those 4 boxes.

Night view

Living room is framed as a big roof which covered by a translucent glass fiber-reinforced panels, hard to believe there is indoor space because it is so brightness. These panels filter the sunshine that is the reason why this space is filled with soft lights. Even this is an enclosed space and surrounded by various rooms, but feel free openness in whatever the season was.At night, inside of the light shining out the form of the roof, it is highlight in the darkness clearly.

Interior view (Living room)

Continuity of internal and external, drawn into the internal from external, spread outside space to inside, these are the challenge what we are taking in this architecture.

Interior view (Living room)

Interior view (Living room)

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