The outer walls are covered with white to reduce the heat load from sunshine.
The east side and the roof are provided with a slit for indoor ventilation to further reduce heat from the sunshine.
Shading from the perforated panel on the terrace reduces direct sunlight during the day, allowing only moderate light into the room.
During the day, both the soft light from the glass surface film on the north side and the light reflected from the south outside floor illuminate the room brightly.
All the household facilities requiring water are located together to minimize costs.
You can talk with others while cooking at the kitchen counter. As the house is all-electric, the installation of the kitchen is simplified and the kitchen surroundings fit neatly into the space.
The wind passing between the double roofs allows the heat of summer to escape and the shading of the semi-outdoor space by a roof surface wider than the loft have a dual cooling effect.
Timber frame, Steel framework, 2 stories
January 2003 - August 2003
September 2003 - March 2004