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One Roof Apartment / Akihisa Hirata

  • Architects: Akihisa Hirata
  • Location: Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: Akihisa Hirata
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano

From the architect. Since there is a lot of snow in winter, terraces are not suitable. We wanted to create a huge roof for the house volumes, which can cover the common space protected from the cold weather.

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

When the normal cubic volume diverges, a space will be formed in between and people feel welcomed by the warm and large space. The unique branched shape from the outside will symbolize as a comfortable place in a contemporary way.

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano
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