Sneak peek at a skinny, multilevel & transparent Tokyo house / Fair Companies / 2016

Sneak peek at a skinny, multilevel & transparent Tokyo house / Fair Companies / 2016


Footnotes

Fujimoto's House NA is an inhabitable climbing frame in Tokyo, not suitable for anyone shy or retiring, made of impossibly spindly steel and enclosed by barely there glass. It makes the theatre of domestic life into a public spectacle, modified only by the fact that curtains may be drawn when privacy is wanted, and it turns inside out the mute residential boxes that are its neighbours. Fujimoto, who speaks calmly, a little abstractly, but with assurance, says: "It is like living in a tree: you can choose branches here and there where you can do different things. People can gather together or they can stay on different branches and chat." ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ Sou Fujimoto and building with nature / Rowan Moore / The Observer / 2013


Japanese Collection Ep.2: NA House by Sou Fujimoto / Vincent Hecht / 2012

Japanese Collection Ep.2: NA House by Sou Fujimoto / Vincent Hecht / 2012

JA83: House NA / Shinkenchiku / 2011

JA83: House NA / Shinkenchiku / 2011