a house with a large galvalume steel sheet roof
situated in the japanese city of sakaiOsaka Prefecture, this family lodge by hamada design stands out from its environment thanks to a large diamond roof in galvanized steel. the project serves as an extension of the main building, located on the west side of the site, which is topped with a traditional irimoya (east asian hip and gable) roof. the two structures share an open courtyard, and are loosely connected via a wooden platform that wraps around one of the corners of the new building. the deck serves as an outdoor terrace that remains protected from the elements thanks to the extended overhangs of the roof.
all pictures by Yohei Sasakura
the design of hamada connects the inner and outer courtyard
hamada’ designThe project is located in a district of the city of Sakai where traditional and modern constructions coexist. made of a large plate of galvalume steel with a diamond pattern, the roof that tops the building is shaped in a way that allows it to guide natural light to the yard. in the meantime, a comfortable living space is created under its eaves where the family can enjoy the outdoors while staying sheltered from the rain or the sun’s rays.
inside of japanese architecture workshop placed a common area on the west side of the house, where the courtyard is. the space under the eaves where the kitchen, living room and dining room are located is connected to the outdoor wooden terrace by floor-to-ceiling openings. in fine weather, these arrangements can be opened up to integrate the two areas, creating a continuous flow between indoors and outdoors.
the shape of the roof guides natural light to the courtyard
slender columns support the roof overhangs
a comfortable living space is created under the eaves
the wooden terrace connects the two buildings
inside, the LDK area connects to the outside through floor-to-ceiling openings
architect: hamada design
location: sakai city, osaka prefecture, japan
the site area: 303.76 m²
building area: 115.02 m²
total floor area: 144.34 m²
sofia lekka angelopoulou I conceive
February 07, 2022