I3-house [ Modeling on the hill ] Residential House

Masahiko Sato

Architecture, Building and Structure Design I3-house [ Modeling on the hill ] Residential House by Masahiko Sato I3-House was planned in the residential area at the top of the hill of Miyazaki City, Japan.As we proceed with the design, it was necessary to consider legal restrictions and regulation regarding the cliff on southeast part, and also to take account for wind loads from sea direction. To obey these conditions, terrace balcony on the southeast side was designed to floated from the ground surface in a cantilever manner, this way one can enjoys spectacular views of the city and Hyuga sea. In addition, the roof shape was designed in order to minimize the wind pressure loads and in case of typhoon.


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