The House in Tousuienn is an open plan dwelling wrapped in translucent polycarbonate that allows natural light to fill every corner. It was built in a quiet residential area of Hiroshima, Japan and accommodates a family with three children. Designed by Suppose Design Office, this one-of-a-kind urban shelter has a magical glowing affect best appreciated when the sun finally sets.
Made from a sturdy steel structure, this Hiroshima home is completely covered in polycarbonate, a long-lasting, high impact-resistance material. Thanks to its translucent qualities, the large volume feels lighter while also allowing sunshine to permeate the interior. With three levels built within an area of 740 square foot, the shelter is bright and private, allowing both kids and adults to roam freely around the house.
As most exterior walls are thick and heavy, many sliding windows were added to balance out the heavy look of the exterior. The interior decoration is minimal and modern with furniture made out of wood and concrete details that offer great contrast to the crystalline walls. A brilliant warm space, this Japanese shelter also allows inhabitants to fully experience changes of the surrounding nature from inside of the home.
Via This is Paper
Photos by Takumi Ota and Toshiyuki Yano