Rain Shelter House by Y+M Design Office

Situated at the foot of a hill in San’in region, the Rain Shelter House is a two-story single family home designed for a couple with their two children and grandmother.

This house is covered by a large folded plate roof which protects from rain throughout the year, inside is divided to seven independent spaces maintaining adequate privacy between family members.

Architects: Y+M Design Office
Location: Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, Japan
Photography: Sasa no kurasha 笹の倉舍

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Inspiration from architect:

The large roof overhang on the south side and the west side, so that blocks direct sunlight in summer and with a comfortable outdoor space in addition to aid ventilation.

the natural sunlight coming through the gap between the ceiling and the “divided house.” So inside, the house is bright enough during the day, without the need for artificial lighting.

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