Developed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects Architecture, for a couple in the center of Tokyo, House T is a residence and atelier that gleams with risk. To begin with, the floors are basically a plate that have been hooked only by columns which are three dimensionally intersected at the middle of the box. That’s it! One small earthquake in the extremely vulnerable region in the world for tectonic plate movement, and there goes your house with full greatness!
To add to that there is a shaft that runs all the way to the top of the house where the living room, dining room, kitchen, and bedroom are located. It doesn’t end there. The rooms have no walls so one mistake and you fall all the way to the bottom. In spite of the incalculable risks this house presents, the designers have made some of the most intelligent designs to brighten up the habitable space. The lighting is rigged in a way that creates an impression of a floating stage.
This house does have a unique design after all but the designers should try to make it a little less jeopardy centered and more living oriented.