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Unfinished House breaks the fourth wall

Japanese architect's designs give new meaning to the phrase "open floor plan"

May 10, 2014 11:00AM

Architect Yamazaki Kentaro's three-walled home in Japan

Architect Yamazaki Kentaro’s Unfinished House home in Japan

WEEKENDEDITION Japanese architect Yamazaki Kentaro has designed a cutting-edge home that is high on concept but short on walls and privacy. 

The two-story, wooden structure, dubbed Unfinished House, was built in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, according to Buzzbuzzhome. And while, from the outside, it may appear like so many modernist constructions, inside, the fourth wall has been cut from every room – even the bathroom.

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“This house, born of long, fruitful discussions with the client creates a space where I hope the family and the building itself can grow close together.”

It’s hard to imaging a New York City family making a similar request of their architect, but stranger things have hit the market.
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[Buzzbuzzhome] Christopher Cameron

  • Em Chase

    Living in Sims…this type of house would really allow one to take stock of all they have and analyze its place in their lives. So in that way, it’s beautiful. But from the outside this thing is ugly as f***.

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