This is an unique house designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, located at a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan. Unlike other ordinary house, this house has transparent glass walls. Use the concept of living within a tree, this house has 21 individual floor plates that situated at various heights. The floor plates act as a separation among each areas, make the house acts as both a single room and a collection of rooms. This house provides space where the occupant can be always close.
Description from the designer:
The intriguing point of a tree is that these places are not hermetically isolated but are connected to one another in its unique relativity. To hear one’s voice from across and above, hopping over to another branch, a discussion taking place across branches by members from separate branches. These are some of the moments of richness encountered through such spatially dense living.
The white steel-frame structure itself shares no resemblance to a tree. Yet the life lived and the moments experienced in this space is a contemporary adaptation of the richness once experienced by the ancient predecessors from the time when they inhabited trees. Such is an existence between city, architecture, furniture and the body, and is equally between nature and artificiality.
Photographs: Iwan Baan
Design of House