Text description provided by the architects. A single family house built in a suburb of Nagoya.The house is composed of linearly arranged 3 rectangular boxes and 2 portal frame squares. Each unit has a different width, length and height, which provide various spaces for different activities and gaps for colorful lighting from outside.
2 portal frame squares are almost 4m high and 6m long spanned wooden frames. We chosencomposite beam composite of 24mm engineering plywood and timber beams. The beams are put not in a transverse direction, which is a normal method, but in a longitudinal direction, to make the frame much thinner than usual.