Japanese architecture studio Apollo Architects & Associates have designed an innovative concrete house that is named Hat, due to the fact that it features a pointy hat-like structure atop its roof. This eye-catching structure is an ode to old-school home designs and is designed to stand out in the surrounding Shinjuku neighborhood.
More importantly, this concrete house is also designed to be highly resistant to earthquakes, something that is important to take into account when designing buildings in Japan.
This building is equipped with angled overheard beams that frame the hat-shaped roof structure. The roof is situated so as to be lit up by ambient light, while the ground floor interior is shaped in such a way so as to enjoy plentiful natural light and look more spacious than it is.
What's most impressive about this concrete house is the manner in which it manages to balance a delightful aesthetic with its important functional quality of being earthquake-resistant.