Lucy Wang

Funky and Modern KHT House Accommodates Two Families Under an Asymmetric Roof

by , 06/17/14
filed under: Architecture, gallery



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Topped by a concave roof, the east side of the house offers a one-story space for the older generation, whereas the two-story space located on the residence’s western half accommodates the younger family. On the first floor, the two houses are connected by a Japanese style room end capped by floor-to-ceiling sliding doors to let in copious amounts of natural daylight. Above the room is an open terrace visible from the front and back of the house.

Related: Innovative House M-M Brings Three Generations of Finns Under One Roof

The spacious interior is minimalist and is bathed in natural light. While the walls and ceilings are mostly kept white, the architects added different materials to break up the space, such as the exposed birch plywood used for the stairs and handrail. Irregularly sized windows and modern hanging light fixtures, such as a naked bulb chandelier, add a sense of whimsy to the KHT house.

+ International Royal Architecture

Via ArchDaily

Images via International Royal Architecture

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