Japanese office Sou Fujimoto Architects is no newcomer to the architectonic scene. Quite the contrary, they belong to the most known and respected. Their handwriting is clearly visible on the NA House in Tokyo, Japan. Some may consider the label „house“ as innapropriate, since the whole structure is based on transparency. The integral and most prominent element is the steel framework which creates a grid or a spatial raster.
The house consists of several seemingly randomly elevated levels, and none of the staircases are larger than six steps. This project is a “must-see“ for any architecture lover. Same as the case with Villa Shodhan by Le Corbusier – to fully understand and appreciate the wholeness and the three-dimensional beauty of this project one needs to experience it in person.
photos: Iwan Baan