- Beppu, Kyushu, Japan
- Atelier Kenta Eto Architects
- Toshiyuki Yano
Planned on a long and narrow site where stone walls (a characteristic of the area) remain, House in Beppu features an open-plan programme where you can enjoy the advantages of a multi-generational family house with a moderate sense of space. Japanese architects Atelier Kenta Eto designed an earthen floor hall with thick wooden beams that runs through the building, extending each room within a limited area and providing a buffer.
The house is a generous 20 metres in length with a gable roof that extends beyond a further 7 metres with a striking effect. By making the roof tip 5.46 metres cantilevered to the road side, it also serves as a community space with people in the surrounding area with a carport and a large space under the eaves. The architects have created an openness in the one-storey interior, and the new interior materials and the aged exterior stone wall are integrated.