The house with no walls
Practical? No. Pretty to look at? Absolutely
A house with no walls is difficult to picture... until now.
Japanese innovation company Hiroyuki Shinozaki has not only come up with a plan to explore the idea of a wall-less home, it has managed to put it firmly into practice, too – sharing images of a residence and studio for a couple on a flat-shaped plot in the centre of Tokyo.
'House T' is conceptualised as a dwelling that doubles as a bookshelf. The built form makes the most use of the vertical axis with floors that act like storage planes and organised around voids.
Areas of activity within the house are connected by a mix of views and apertures, creating a dynamic type of open plan. Furniture is placed on shelf-floors connected to a structural frame of columns and beams, which act as handrails or thresholds, and each level is a floating stage, upon which light is hung.
Practical? No. Pretty to look at? Absolutely.