This is a conceptual house for a warm climate - Perth, Western Australia to be more specific. The design idea comes from a bento (traditional Japanese portable cold lunch) box with a lid half open.  In order to keep the interior space from overheating yet letting plenty of indirect natural light in the slits are cut and windows with thick frames are pushed out of the facade to produce more shade . A carport is under the cantilevered upper floor and stays shaded.  There is very little maintenance required on the external building thanks to titanium oxide paint which is self-cleaning.  There are mature trees on the lot however they are not shown for clarity.

​White Bento House

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