Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Efficient Use of Space"

This photograph is obviously a part of the crazy-nuthead Fun House that is the Boukyo House by Nakayama Architects in Sapporo, Japan. I imagine to even attempt to climb the stair in the photograph seriously endangers one's life.

"Hey, I have a great idea! Let's puncture a bunch of holes in the western wall of the stairwell, install huge mirrors to reflect that light and offer NO HANDRAIL!"

Really, I have no clue what the scale of this area actually is, it is probably really small, but dang it, boy! You should offer a bowl of mushrooms at the entrance to complete totally the hallucinogenic qualities of being in this room.

Trendir Modern House Designs offers a review of the house and kicks out this asinine statement:
Designed by forward-thinking Nakayama Architects.....makes an artful and efficient use of space.

Go look at the photographs and enjoy the stunning use of space performed by Nakayama in their creation of a bunch of very, very narrow arrangements of what appear to be nothing-space, repeating stairs, and humongous stair landings dividing the house into all kinds of totally unusable galleries.

Up is down, black is white, good is bad. But, yes, it looks cool, especially the "No Kitchen" part. Gotta love the ginormous conference room though. And the next to last photo is of the cleat where you tie the house to the pier.

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