In Saitama, the ‘S-House’ Pushes the Boundaries

24.09.2018

©Koichi Torimura

At first glance, this house in Saitama, built by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects, looks more like a building you might find at a luxury car dealership than a house where you can live in tranquillity. And yet…

This lavish house comprises two 50 m² floors which cross over in the centre. What initially looks like a simple, stacked arrangement of planes is in fact a rather complex network of diagonal surfaces which intertwine to create an original movement between the basement level and rooftop.

The large transparent bay windows offer no privacy other than in the bathroom. However, they do add a unique depth and aspect to this creation. The floorboards entwine diagonally, creating a void which looks out onto the space opposite, with no barrier. But of course, you have to be careful where you tread…

©Koichi Torimura

©Koichi Torimura

©Koichi Torimura

©Koichi Torimura