Complex House by Tomohiro Hata
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Tomohiro Hata designed one complex house with five roofs to fit as many rooms as possible.
The Japanese architect Tomohiro Hata designed a one-family building – the Complex House - in Nagoya, Japan that was designed around the concept of fitting as many rooms as possible into a 100-m2 space.
The Complex House’s main feature are five roofs pitching in opposing directions - a roof made out of five smaller roofs with different angles and recesses that are lined up next to each other.
This alternating roof sits on top of a two story wooden structure, creating a series of triangular windows that provide the first floor with natural light.
The Complex House is cladded in metal - including its courtyard – creating a solid form that is only interrupted by a recessed corner entrance.
Tomohiro Hata Architects and Associates explain, “We examine a row of small rooms towards the depth on demand of a client who wants many small rooms. After the order fixed, we examined each width depending on suitable scales of the rooms. They melt together or overlap each other on the first floor and are integrated in the space for the family. Come to think of it, a family is the smallest unit of social groups and to build a house like this way might be natural consequence and effective way in the time that individuality is naturally respected among his or her family.”