Crazy glass house in Japan

Saitama, Tokyo

Would you live in a glass house like this one from Japan? This amazing dream home was designed by architect Yuusuke Karasawa in Japan for a small¬†lot in Tokyo, the snakelike S House relies on upper layers, underground areas and limited walls to create privacy where required or desired. Because of cultural differences in Japan, or in other words, people aren’t jerks there and won’t stare at your naked butt after you leave the shower, a house like this can actually succeed there.

From the architect¬†(translated): “S-house, which was built in the near residential areas to Omiya Station. And are laminated by shifting the space of two layers, and connects the floor by eaves provided between the floor, creating a network manner intricate space. Although the center of the space void are provided, although the visual is connected to the tip of the space of the void, in order to arrive can not be reach is not bypass larger flow line. To live a short distance and long distance in a single space, by embedding various distances related to the interior of the building, it is to be able to perceive and experience a wider space than the actual space. The way of such space named “complex hierarchical network”, I’m trying to present as a prototype of information and network era in appropriate architectural space of.”

Photo credit: koichi torimura


Saitama, Tokyo




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