Hat H House in Hokkaido / Jun Igarashi

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Built with a limited budget, Hat H is a house designed by Japanese Architects Jun Igarashi for a single family in Engaru, a residential district in Hokkaido. A very small entity Volume in the middle of the site of 5,460mm × 5,460mm is built to host the house.

Hat H House in Hokkaido technical information

Hat H House Photographs
Hat H House in Hokkaido / Jun Igarashi

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Hat H House in Hokkaido / Jun Igarashi

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Hat H House in Hokkaido / Jun Igarashi

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Hat H House in Hokkaido / Jun Igarashi

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Description by the Architects

In this house there was a high cost constraints. The footprint of the house is small to minimize the foundation’s work. In addition, it is possible to build a smaller VOLUME by filling the depth min. The space buried in the basement is used for bedrooms and the study space to feel protected. It also generated a close approach with the Earth

On the periphery of the main VOLUME, a floating Veranda in cantilever is located. This cantilever was possible because due to the foundation placement is was also advantageous in cost. This veranda creates a connection between the surrounding environment and the living, dining or kitchen room, just 2m above the ground.

Hat H House in Hokkaido / Jun Igarashi

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Hat H House in Hokkaido / Jun Igarashi

© Sergio Pirrone

Hat H House in Hokkaido / Jun Igarashi

© Sergio Pirrone

Hat H House in Hokkaido / Jun Igarashi

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Hat H House Plans
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Hat H House Gallery © Sergio Pirrone

About Jun Igarashi

Jun Igarashi was born in Hokkaido in 1970. He graduated from Hokkaido central engineering college in 1990. He worked with Ben Architects from 1991-1995 before establishing Jun Igarashi Architects in 1997. He has been a teaching Architecture in the Hokkaido Institute of Technology since 2005. He has also taught in the Tohoku University and the Nagoya Institute of Technology.

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Cite this article: "Hat H House in Hokkaido / Jun Igarashi," in ArchEyes, March 10, 2016, http://archeyes.com/hat-h-house-in-hokkaido-jun-igarashi/.