Monday, May 21, 2012

Tokyo’s Vanguardist Vertical Thresholds

Tokyo’s best and brightest architects have an impressive vision of the future of housing:

From Domus Web: “The building is based on a thin, split-level steel frame and represents a fully realized version of a home without stairs. As a result, every horizontal plane becomes a generic surface. Without a specifically defined function, they can be used as a desk, shelf, bed, chair, etc., extolling the Japanese custom of sitting and sleeping on the floor in a manner that is so pervasive and clear that, while requiring no lengthy description, gives free reign to the imagination.”

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