Nestled underneath a large mono-pitched roof, the interior of this house in Japan spills out beyond its physical boundary. Design studio mA-style architects conceived the Eaves House as a cozy home that establishes a strong connection to its immediate surroundings while providing optimal levels of privacy.
The presence of the mono-pitched roof made it possible for the architects to create a large waffle-shaped vertical space, leaving the rest of the interior free from partitioning. Large skylights provide a large amount of natural light, while the steep, oblique roof surface protects the residents from outside views.
Alternating open and closed spaces create a strong dynamic and are suitable for different uses throughout the year. Installed along the perimeter of the layout, glass surfaces visually connect the garden with the interior and blur the line between the inside and the outside.
Photos by Kai Nakamura