W-House by Uchida Architect Design Office

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Set upon a hill overlooking a park, W-House integrates the natural setting of Oita, Japan into its formal construction by allowing its inner spaces to form one continuous connection from outside to within. Designed by Uchida Architect Design Office, the house is set on a hexagonal stage, which is then partitioned by a series of perpendicular walls, none of which entirely enclose one room. The result is a theater of sorts, in which the inhabitant can experience boundary conditions as both backdrop and a character all of its own. Despite the towering walls, W-House is able to retain the impression of airiness and let in the sun, which provides the perfect spotlight for the architectural showpiece.

Via [Archdaily] – Photographs © Hiroyuki Kawano

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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