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Kenta Eto Atelier Designs an Elegant Residence in Bungotakada, Oita, Japan

By • Feb 17, 2017

This home, built by Kenta Eto Atelier in 2016 is located in Bungotakada, Oita, an area of Japan in which the summer rains are rich and plentiful. It should be highlighted that the extensive roofing is made up of just one unit, and its inclination is convenient when battling the slaps of the rain as it falls in curtains on its surface. As there is a considerable amount of space between both sides of the external corridor, residents can continue with their daily activities under its shelter even if it rains.

Exterior with a garden covered in stones and fencing in dark wood
View to the posterior side of the home

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Carefully manicured garden, done with stones in different colors
View of the neighborhood from the terrace

The dark wood of the exterior floors and walls is echoed in the interior, where a lighter shade of the material is also used for the ceiling and floors. The multi-tone texture of the floors adds a quiet dynamic quality to the space, making the wide open space feel more alive.

View of the living room from the corridor that goes to the bedroom
Modern kitchen in white contrasting with the rich wood of the floors, illuminated by the skylights
View of the exterior from the kitchen where we can appreciate the rich wood of the ceiling
Angled view of the living room

Simple furnishings made up of basic lines dot the interior, which is formed by an open space shared by the living room and kitchen. Glass walls and skylights allow the direct entry of natural light, making the room feel airy and open.

Nocturnal view of the living room

On rainy nights, there are internal and external lights that create a spectacular atmospheric effect thanks to the way in which the home was constructed, which allow them to be enjoyed both from inside and outside the home.

Night-time rain from the terrace

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