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Steel House

Steel House (2007) in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Kengo Kuma Architects & Associates.

Photograph: Mitsumasa Fujitsuka, courtesy of NAi Publishers
URL
http://www.naipublishers.nl/architecture/japanese_house_e.html

What Houzz contributors are saying:

John Hill added this to 6 Innovative New Japanese Houses
While the exterior steel walls have a deep profile and rough appearance, the interior is smooth and unexpectedly soft. Kuma used translucent plastic on the inside of the steel walls, filling the gap with transparent insulation.
Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: The Many Highlights of Translucency
LayeringTransparent, opaque and translucent surfaces work in concert to provide a richly layered, complex space within a relatively simple geometry. The eye is drawn toward the view at the end of this space, but judiciously placed pools of light provide way points and establish a rhythm that breaks up the elongated volume. The walls are sheathed in translucent acrylic that clearly expresses the structural support system, the bones of the house. A reference to traditional Japanese washi paper, the translucent interior skin has a sheen that further reflects and softens the space. The drapery is another element in the palette of gauze-like translucent materials.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Langguth Design Ltd. added this to diane and mike
September 9, 2014
Sheers
gena added this to kids bedroom
August 17, 2014
Mass of white drapery
cloguis added this to Japanese Interior Design
June 3, 2014
The softness brought about the sheers is ... I just exhaled for 30 seconds.
sarvella added this to casa antonia
March 13, 2014
corridor curtain
Estudio Castaño added this to Others
January 3, 2014
alternativa a persianas
neijiu added this to plastic
December 16, 2013
steel walls covered in translucent plastic
sabrinajrocha added this to Random Likes
December 13, 2013
curtains!!
stain777 added this to Architectural elements
November 24, 2013
The walls are sheathed in translucent acrylic that clearly expresses the structural support system, the bones of the house. A reference to traditional Japanese washi paper, the translucent interior skin has a sheen that further reflects and softens the space. The drapery is another element in the palette of gauze-like translucent materials.
ewaldan added this to ewaldan's Ideas
November 23, 2013
Wood/white
mcdarsh added this to mcdarsh's Ideas
November 23, 2013
In front of the kids room. Corridor.
stfisher added this to bbathroom
November 22, 2013
Curtains Transparent, opaque and translucent surfaces work in concert to provide a richly layered, complex space within a relatively simple geometry. The eye is drawn toward the view at the end of this space, but judiciously placed pools of light provide way points and establish a rhythm that breaks up the elongated volume. The walls are sheathed in translucent acrylic that clearly expresses the structural support system, the bones of the house. A reference to traditional Japanese washi paper, the translucent interior skin has a sheen that further reflects and softens the space. The drapery is another element in the palette of gauze-like translucent materials.
Chandra Parker added this to pi kitchen
November 21, 2013
nice color wood, interesting railing
mldamour added this to House architecture
November 20, 2013
judiciously placed pools of light provide way points; The walls are sheathed in translucent acrylic; gauze-like drapery is third element
jderoock added this to jderoock's ideas
November 20, 2013
Layering Transparent, opaque and translucent surfaces work in concert to provide a richly layered, complex space within a relatively simple geometry. The eye is drawn toward the view at the end of this space, but judiciously placed pools of light provide way points and establish a rhythm that breaks up the elongated volume. The walls are sheathed in translucent acrylic that clearly expresses the structural support system, the bones of the house. A reference to traditional Japanese washi paper, the translucent interior skin has a sheen that further reflects and softens the space. The drapery is another element in the palette of gauze-like translucent materials.
sakiyama added this to idea collection
November 20, 2013
drapes
vmmcconnell added this to vmmcconnell's ideas
November 20, 2013
Curtained wall....mosquito netting?
marcusong added this to marcusong's Ideas
November 19, 2013
Good Design
houk added this to barandilla
November 10, 2013
pasamanos escalera
elisha86 added this to new house - lounge
October 30, 2013
curtains
crittyleeg added this to House Idea book
September 29, 2013
Sheer curtains
mhschwabe added this to mhschwabe's ideas
June 29, 2013
translucent plastic, textured wall
barbarafreile added this to barbarafreile's ideas
June 17, 2013
Hotel
twellendorph added this to twellendorph's Ideas
June 5, 2013
Transperant isolering
wvisjohn added this to white interior
April 26, 2013
interior
wvisjohn added this to wvisjohn's ideas
April 8, 2013
floor
bhfilton added this to railings
March 20, 2013
tubing
Rose Creek Design added this to kelli
March 13, 2013
Hallway
hooky added this to hooky's ideas
January 28, 2013
curtains soften the industrial materials
mjf03 added this to mjf03's Ideas
January 28, 2013
Floor colour
Doug Builders added this to Brenna's ideas !
January 3, 2013
curtains lining hallway windows
nakennedy added this to nakennedy's Ideas
September 16, 2012
Drapes
travileelove added this to travileelove's Favorites
September 9, 2012
Hallway
erikawitt1 added this to erikawitt1's Ideas
September 4, 2012
Sheer curtains
pauldelan added this to pauldelan's Ideas
September 2, 2012
I like
lillian13 added this to lillian13's Favorites
September 2, 2012
Curtain wall
will17cr added this to Japamese house
August 26, 2012
Interesting
pearlwoolam added this to livingroom
August 8, 2012
wall of curtains
juah added this to juah's ideas
August 7, 2012
the curtains on the inside, as well as the usage of space
Erika Donner_Wheeler added this to erika_donner_wheeler's ideas
August 6, 2012
the softness combined with sharp minimalism
lindaraeclark added this to lindaraeclark's ideas
August 6, 2012
While the exterior steel walls have a deep profile and rough appearance, the interior is smooth and unexpectedly soft. Kuma used translucent plastic on the inside of the steel walls, filling the gap with transparent insulation.
jcb08 added this to jcb08's Ideas
August 6, 2012
perfect.
sylviane added this to material
August 6, 2012
the soft contrast of plastic, curtain, wood and metal, great and surprising
jabumgard added this to jabumgard's Ideas
August 5, 2012
Drapes
D&G Design (De Bilt) added this to dominiquelise's ideas
August 5, 2012
curtain wall
viviandembo added this to viviandembo's Favorites
August 5, 2012
form
j5dilvs added this to j5dilvs's ideas
August 5, 2012
While the exterior steel walls have a deep profile and rough appearance, the interior is smooth and unexpectedly soft. Kuma used translucent plastic on the inside of the steel walls, filling the gap with transparent insulation.
vincentpham2601 added this to vincentpham2601's Ideas
August 4, 2012
Neat space
jcoleman714 added this to jcoleman714's Ideas
August 2, 2012
Creepy
Fl!p Breskin added this to flip's ideas
August 1, 2012
While the exterior steel walls have a deep profile and rough appearance, the interior is smooth and unexpectedly soft. Kuma used translucent plastic on the inside of the steel walls, filling the gap with transparent insulation.
RccQ added this to rccq's ideas
August 1, 2012
allison27 added this to allison27's ideas
August 1, 2012
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