Could You Live In This Transparent Home?
A home is a very special place. It's the one place in the world that you can let go of every inhibition you have and just be yourself. Your home is your sacred space and you can find that space just about anywhere. Some people live on the top of a mountain, or on the water's edge, and some people find their sanctuary among the trees. A team of designers created House NA, which you may have seen in our post 15 Of The Strangest Homes In The World, with the trees in mind, so keep scrolling to find out how this couple can live in a tree-like home, smack dab in the middle of a city.
A young couple in Tokyo, Japan had dreams of living a nomadic lifestyle, but they wanted to be able to do it from the comfort of their own home.
The inspiration for this 914-square-foot home comes from none other than trees themselves. But, as you can tell, the house looks nothing at all like a tree, so how can they even compare it?
The interior layout of the home is exceptionally unique.
Inside of the home are 21 different floor plates that are all placed at varying heights. Because of this layout, there are so many things that can be done inside.
The designers describe the home as "a unity of separation and coherence."
Meaning, the house can be treated as one collective room, or a bunch of separate rooms. This provides the ability to participate in plenty of different activities across the levels.
The transparent house is perfect for sharing space.
If the couple desires a more intimate setting they can just distribute people throughout the house. It makes it feel like you're alone, but at the same time, still with the other people in the house. Now, are you finally ready to see how this home is like a tree?
Designer Sou Fujimoto explained his unusual design perfectly.
“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," said Fujimoto.
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