House AA, designed by Japanese studio Moca Architects, is built in a residential area of Nara. It is a small house for a family of three, with a total floor area of 63 square meters. It is a concept based on the limiting total floor area and the surrounding houses. A big roof, which rests on top of the three rooms, unites the entire configuration. Long eaves create space between the roof and the rooms, a key feature of this house. The outside is connected to the inside. You can see the garden obliquely from the living room through the space created by the eaves. The roof controls the focus of the eyes from both the inside and outside. You cannot see the inside from the house’s window on the outside. You also cannot see the perimeter of the house from the inside, and the sky is seen on the top through a window.
Text © Moca Architects | Photography © Kai Nakamura