House with Eaves and an Attic by On Design Partners

By • Jun 7, 2011

Yokohama-based studio On Design Partners has designed an original slim and tall home, the “House with Eaves and an Attic.”

The 913 square-foot three-story residence is situated on a hilly site in Tokyo, Japan.

House with Eaves and an Attic by On Design Partners:

“Located within a cluster of trees on the edge of a cliff, the house is built on the only flat part of the site which measures approximately 4.5 m by 16 m (14 3/4 ft by 52 1/2 ft).

The design leaves the trees untouched and even incorporates their presence into the structure by letting them grow through the over-extruded roof form.

Singular and solid, the roof is clad in a ‘doll house’-like fashion with grey shingles. puncturing the surface interspersedly are a series of picture windows of different sizes which lend the house a playful identity. The extended eaves provides shade as well as controls views from the exterior.

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