T-House: when the House is a Pentagon
Japan is also the place where architects are often daring projects impossible elsewhere in the world, although the hexagonal House is in Los Angeles, this time the idea of Pentagon irregular-shaped housing comes from the city of Tsushima (Aichi, Japan).
Customers were a couple of young people who wanted to build a detached on the same site of the parents, so the idea of the Pentagon departed from the shape of the remaining free space. In a project with this geometry, a dormitory housing programme has a radial, organization in such a way that each side of the Pentagon is a different room.
The central area is occupied by the dining room, with a table that very rightly has also pentagonal, acquiring there a perspective to every corner of the home Board. The unique rooms that have door are bathroom, what seems to be a study and bedroom, with a sliding door of very complicated journey.
Floor, ceiling, and all interior carpentry, wood, even up to the lattice of vertical slats there at the entrance to give privacy the tatami room, and many details and furniture spread throughout the House. The finish is very simple and high quality, and although the Pentagon believes hard to deal with corners, housing as a whole makes great use of space.
The structure is reduced to place five walls that converge in the Centre, which is the highest point of the entire building, using the traditional method of construction wood and with rounded edges walls made with Japanese white plaster.
The Pentagonal House is a Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio project. Shinichi Watanabe pictures. Seen on designboom.