Japan’s see-through S-House is a glass-covered space devoid of walls or partitions


Japanese architecture of recent decades is unique for its daring style and futuristic design, a prime example of which is the stunningly ingenious S-House by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects. Lined by enormous glasses on all of its sides, this spectacular, split-level home features a complex network of shapes and forms, representing the myriad of cross-cutting trends and technologies currently existing in our society.


Situated in Saitama in Japan, the 104-sq-m dwelling has two stories, connected by means of twisting staircases as well as multiple split levels. According to Yuusuke Karasawa, the S-House is a “complicated network space”, devoid of any traditional partition or wall. Instead, the architect relies on fluoropolymer-covered white steel sections to create the illusion of partitions between the different floors. As pointed out by the team, the structure’s complex design is further accentuated by the multifaceted, layered interiors. Speaking about the project, the firm’s spokesperson said:

The commonly understood three dimensional depth and the sense of distance are being disturbed, creating architectural spaces where various distances become complicated, much like what is happening in infospheres like the internet. This architecture realizes such network–type spaces, where various distances become increasingly complex, as a ‘network of complex levels’ in which multiple levels are networked and layered over one another.


Standing in contrast to the glazed exterior, the dwelling’s brilliant white interior features a master bedroom and bathroom that come with curtains to ensure the occupants’ privacy. Additionally, it houses a kitchen, an entrance passage, a living room and a fully-furnished guest room. An open-air terrace lies at the top of structure, offering views of the surrounding cityscape.











To learn more about the S-House, head over to the firm’s official website.

Via: ARCHITECT Magazine

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