Formed as a classic gable roof structure with corrugated metal sheets wrap entire house exterior, including the roof, this modern gable house has distinctive architecture form. There is tunnel-like passageway structure in the center of ground floor; pretty unique doesn’t it? Or…weird? But in architecture, everything is impossible, isn’t it?
The tunnel-like passageway structure idea came from this modern gable house site; where previously farmlands and fields existed. The idea built a tunnel-like construction is to get condition and feel like in the agriculture fields where winds blow solid and natural light is constant. The tunnel now becomes a shaded terrace. While maintaining another side keep enclosed, the tunnel-like terrace become source of light and of course ventilation for inside house’s spaces.
This modern gable house interior also stunning. Because the tunnels, vis-à-vis stairs built so upstairs is accessible from both side of house. Built-in custom bookshelves created at side of stairs. At the center of staircase, there is glass floor, along with skylight above. While private rooms, such as bedrooms and bathrooms take the ground area, kitchen and living room take place at second floors. Besides the tunnel, two outdoor openings at side of kitchen and living room are very interesting. The openings act as windows and outdoor terraces/balcony. So do you to build unique house like this modern gable house? Modest and radical design comes in one structure. Architect: Takao Shiotsuka Atelier, Japan.