Located in Niigata, Japan, Kame House is a 2013 project by Kochi Architect’s Studio that sits in a new residential area. It is a unique house with 135 m² in size that designed in a unique way by inserting a hexagonal voice in the middle of the house, resulting in a dynamic and complex interior.
This awesome house has 12 small rooms and each of them has a different function that divided over two floors. A hexagonal void is inserted at the middle of the house by the architect, an atrium that has a connection to every room inside the house.
The result of this design is a dynamic and complex interior. This interior providing a great experience of being present in all rooms of the house without losing the possibility of retreating into one only.
The floor and wall of this house are 60 mm in thickness, made by a wooden structure: LVL Laminated Veneer Lumber. The thin floor and wall can create patchwork views throughout the entire house. The architect also makes “high-density scenery” in small architecture for this house.
Photography: Takumi Ota