Nestled in the serene neighborhood of Hasama in Oita, Japan, a unique dwelling designed by the team at Atelier Kenta Eto Architects stands as a testament to simplicity and community.
This single-level house showcases three charming gabled roofs, each measuring 10 feet in height, which graciously divide the interior into three inviting spaces. The first space serves as both a shop and a dining area, complete with an integrated kitchen. This multifunctional hub caters to the needs of residents and warmly welcomes guests, seamlessly blending with the neighborly atmosphere.
The second space, a gallery, opens up to reveal a delightful courtyard. This semi-outdoor sanctuary can be transformed into an art exhibition space, or simply provide a tranquil escape to savor the beauty of cherry trees lining the eastern side of the house.
The third space is dedicated to residential living, offering a cozy and serene retreat within the home. Here, one can unwind and savor the comforts of everyday life.
What distinguishes this house in Hasama is its thoughtful design, striking a balance between practicality and aesthetics. The gabled roofs add a touch of rustic elegance to the structure, while the layout of spaces fosters a sense of community and togetherness.