Name: K House
Designer: D.I.G Architects
Location: Nagoya City, Japan
“Left only a very narrow flat part which is barely enough for a car, the site was steeply sloped down, almost like a cliff. We first had an idea to excavate the ground to generate a living space. Corresponding the nature form, heterogeneous and flexible space would retrieve the enchantment of the site. Not a house constructed on a cliff, but a habitat generated by the nature form of the cliff. A habitat like a pit or a shed posteriorly discovered in the terrains of landscape.
So we dig the earth to make the “floor”. Then a “sail” was set on that dent. The structural image of the generation of this “sail” is that the closed and self-contained systems like a polyhedron or a sphere, came down to the site and was spread up through anchoring to the earth. Now we’ve got a certain volume on a steeply slanting surface wrapped with a pitted earth and the sail-like tent on top.”