Gallery: Rooftecture OT2: Endo Shuhei’s Perforated Building Permits Air...

Endo Shuhei's clients commissioned a home that would provide privacy and an abundance of natural light and ventilation in a densely packed area of Osaka, Japan. Sounds like a tall order, right? Not so for Endo, who folded a perforated metal skin over the very narrow Rooftecture OT2 home that is flanked by buildings on three sides. Then the designer punched a pair of skylights into the roof to allow the light pour in.

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