The Pitched Roof House

Takaharu + Yui Tezuka

Architecture, Building and Structure Design The Pitched Roof House by Takaharu + Yui Tezuka Traditional Japanese houses do not create enclosed environments but instead, form spaces that enable easy transition from the inside to the outside. By forming a blurred boundary, only 40 percent of the space under the roof is entirely enclosed. While the inside is being used primarily by the inhabitants, it is the outside that defines it. Deep eaves, as Japanese traditional architecture elements in local monsoon climate, are almost extinct in modern houses. The house seeks to reinterpret the deep eave and create opportunities for Japanese qualities to flourish in modern architecture.


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