The Reslope house in Kobe by Japanese Architect Tomohiro Hata is one of the many residences developed over the years on the same sloping plot. The original house was demolished to free up the site and allow freedom to re-establish an improved home that works with the hill’s natural topography.
Reslope House Technical Information
- Architects: Tomohiro Hata Architects
- Location: Kobe, Japan
- Topics: Japanese House, Wood Structure
- Building Area: 93.51m2
- Total floor area: 123.93m2
- Site area: 176.54m2
- Project Year: 2015
- Photographs: © Toshiyuki Yano
Our ideal way when creating a house is that our client plays a game of architecture. We design the rules through dialogue with our client keeping in mind environment, wishes, cost, law and other various conditions. This allows our client to play the game rather freely
– Tomohiro Hata Architects
Reslope House Article by Tomohiro Hata Architects
Text by the Architects
The everyday life of 10,000 times
The number of times for daily living will amazingly expand when you begin your life in a new house. First, notice that one year contains 365 days. Within 30 years, you will have spent more than 10,000 days. Everyday necessities such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, using the restroom, or bathing are repeated more than 10,000 times. Thinking about it, to live daily in an affluent place such as a house can lead to enriched things. We try to consciously design houses for long-term daily living.
Joy, Anger, Grief, and Pleasure
In daily life, people live, experiencing a variety of emotions. One day you may feel fine as you can forgive anything. The next day you may feel withdrawn or overwhelmed by deep grief as you don’t feel like talking to anyone. There may be days positive feelings are encouraged by listening to your children’s voice jumping around in a reading room. We think that creating a house is to create a personal space that can embrace human psychology’s complexity.
Resident and Residence
People change as time goes by. Naturally, families can change as well. We have never thought of creating a house to adjust it to our clients or their families. We do keep in mind that we uniquely design a home for the person’s existence so that the space and the resident can connect with each other. We embrace a natural flow every time we create a different house.
Client and Architect
As an architect, listening to a client’s demand is essential. However, we do not think of creating architecture solely by accepting anything the client wishes. Space should be formed by considering the essence of what a client does and does not wish. Every single day we design with such considerations in mind.
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About Tomohiro Hata Architect
Tomohiro Hata Architect & Associates is a Japanese Architecture firm based in Kobe, Japan. Tomohiro Hata was born in 1978 in Hyogo, Japan. He graduated in 2003 from the Kyoto University and studied a Master of Engineering in Architecture from Kyoto University 2003-2004. In 2005 he established Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates.