Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The strangest house you can see: a house with walls transparent in the city of Tokyo

Posted by Unknown at 8:49 AM

'house NA' by sou fujimoto architects, tokyo, japan
image courtesy of sou fujimoto architects




tokyo-based practice sou fujimoto architects has completed 'house NA', a single family dwelling within a 
residential district in tokyo, japan. similar in form to a stacked pile of boxes the internal areas generated by 
the exterior appearance are set at different elevations. the small rooms within each platform are connected 
by ladder stairs allowing a free movement through the home's loosely defined program. 



the rectangular windows of varied proportions and sizes frame views of adjacent structures while the elimination 
of solid interior walls encourage unobstructed sight lines to higher and lower spaces. at night, curtains become 
temporary partitions for privacy and separation. 




video still courtesy of sou fujimoto architects




video still courtesy of sou fujimoto architects


video stills courtesy of sou fujimoto architects


video still courtesy of sou fujimoto architects



a 1-5 model of the project is currently on display at MOT - museum of contemporary art tokyo in tokyo, japan, 
as part of the exhibition 'architectural environments for tomorrow - new spatial practices in architecture and art'. 
curated by yuko hasegawa (MOT tokyo chief curator) together with SANAA architects (kazuyo sejima + ryue nishizawa), 
the exhibition features works of 23 architects and artists from 12 countries (tentative) that introduce their experiments 
and achievements through models, drawings, images, sculpture, photographs and mixed-media installations.






model at the museum of contemporary art tokyo, japan
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model
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facade detail
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facade detail
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corner view of the study
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desk
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study area
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video still courtesy of sou fujimoto architects




bedroom/closet
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desk overlooking the street
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view through the interior to various platform levels
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view of desk from upper platform
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view down to the street and trees
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view of surrounding context
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interior at night

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