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

At first glance, the house built by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects in Saitama looks more like a luxury car dealership building.

24.09.2018

©Koichi Torimura

At first glance, this house built by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects in Saitama, north of Tokyo, 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, completed in 2013, comprises two 50 m² floors that cross over in the centre. What initially looks like a stacked arrangement of levels is in fact a rather complex network of diagonal surfaces that intertwine to create an original movement between the basement and roof terrace.

S-House’s originality also lies in its façade that is entirely made up of large bay windows, which offer the residents no privacy (other than in the bathroom), but which add a unique depth and aspect to the building.

©Koichi Torimura

©Koichi Torimura

©Koichi Torimura

©Koichi Torimura