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Monday, December 22, 2008

Alphaville - W-Window House

The W-Window House is the home of the architecture duo, Kentaro Takeguchi and Asako Yamamoto of Alphaville. The architects were interested in blurring the distinction between commercial and residential, as can be seen in several elements - the concrete floors on the entry level, the corrugated metal facade, and the relative blankness of the facades.

The floor plan is S-shaped, with a series of platforms connected by a central staircase. A sectional view of the house can be seen from most rooms, creating connections between the various levels. The staircase is one of the most awesome features of the house - basically a bent metal ribbon winding from floor to floor. Not having a railing would make me nervous, but aesthetically, it's gorgeous.

Via What we do is aecret.

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