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
- Architects : Jun Igarashi Architects | Works from Jun Igarashi
- Location : Engaru, Hokkaido, Japan
- Typology : Residencial Projects / Private Residences
- Total floor area: 58.80 ㎡
- Structural design: Daisuke Hasegawa Structure
- Project Year: 2015
- Photographs: © Sergio Pirrone
- Source : Architecturephoto
Hat H House Photographs
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 Plans
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.