An iceberg shaped home in the middle of Tokyo, by Sanpei Junichi

An iceberg shaped home in the middle of Tokyo, by Sanpei Junichi

An iceberg shaped home in the middle of Tokyo, by Sanpei Junichi

An iceberg shaped home in the middle of Tokyo, by Sanpei Junichi

An iceberg shaped home in the middle of Tokyo, by Sanpei Junichi

I’m sure that Japanese architect Sanpei Junichi didn’t design this beautiful home (which is officially called House Tokyo) to look like an iceberg, but that’s what I see when I look at it. It’s almost as if this icy chunk broke through the earth in this sleepy Tokyo suburb; sleek, white and angular. I think at first glance this seems like one of those crazy Japanese houses that are unlivable to most, but I think I could live here for a few reasons.

Through the use of corrugated window coverings the space is still bright and warm seeming while not sacrificing any privacy either. In fact when you look at the second photo above it looks like half the building is windows. The interior is mostly concrete with bits of white, which I think could work as a home, you just have to throw down a bunch of rugs and put some colorful pieces of art on the walls and the space will warm right up. A blank space is just like a blank canvas, you only need to know how to fill it appropriately.

Found through Minimalissimo

January 10, 2012 / By

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