Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto designed this geometric forest-like house for the Solo Houses project in Spain. The latticed design gently gradates in transparency, and its interior makes flexible use of space. Fujimoto was commissioned by the French developer Christian Bourdais to join 11 other world-renowned architects to design their dream house - irrespective of cost or material limitations.
The house is meant to be built using untreated wood and the irregular lattice creates a blurred boundary between inside and outside. Dense areas provide shade in the summer, while leaving the space open, light, and breezy. Occupants of the house may climb the lattice and use it in numerous different ways and the gaps between the branches can be used as shelves.
The house is meant to be experienced as a tree, which helps create an immersive experience that moves away from conventional architecture towards the way humans experience nature. It invites the elements in and provides an opportunity for people to navigate space with more freedom.