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 tiny entity volume in the middle of the site of 5460mm × 5460mm is built to host the house.
Hat H House in Hokkaido Technical Information
- Architects: Jun Igarashi
- Location: Engaru, Hokkaido, Japan
- Typology: Residencial Projects / Private Residences
- Total floor area: 58.80 ㎡
- Structural design: Daisuke Hasegawa Structure
- Project Year: 2015
- Photographs1: © Sergio Pirrone
Hat H House Photographs
Text by the Architects
In this house, there were 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 to 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
Floor Plan of H Hat House
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 and starting working with Ben Architects from 1991-1995 before establishing Jun Igarashi Architects in 1997. He has been teaching Architecture at the Hokkaido Institute of Technology since 2005. He has also taught at the Tohoku University and the Nagoya Institute of Technology.
- Source: Architecturephoto