House AA / Moca Architects

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Nara, Japan
  • Architects: Moca Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  63
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Kai Nakamura
House AA / Moca Architects - Facade, Beam
© Kai Nakamura

Text description provided by the architects. Concept

This house is built in a residential area of Nara. It is a small house for a family of three, with a total floor area of 63 square meters. It is a concept based on the limiting total floor area and the surrounding houses. A big roof, which rests on top of the three rooms, unites the entire configuration. Long eaves create space between the roof and the rooms, a key feature of this house. The outside is connected to the inside. You can see the garden obliquely from the living room through the space created by the eaves.

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About the roof

- Controls the eyes The roof controls the focus of the eyes from both the inside and outside. You cannot see the inside from the house’s window on the outside. You also cannot see the perimeter of the house from the inside, and the sky is seen on the top through a window.

House AA / Moca Architects - Beam, Sink, Windows, Handrail
© Kai Nakamura

- Expansion of the internal domain The roof hangs over the top and forms a wall surrounding the circumference, making the house feel wider.

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First Floor Plan

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Cite: "House AA / Moca Architects" 17 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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