The strange building that seems to be slipping – that’s where it is

The strange building that seems to be slipping – that’s where it is

Architect Tan Yamanouchi built a whimsical wooden house and studio for an up-and-coming manga artist that seems to glide onto the street.

Author: Clara Salzano

Casa Atelier designed by Tan Yamanouchi

An architecture thathe floats inches away from everyday life” is the studio-house built by architect Tan Yamanouchi for an emerging manga artist. The design in central Tokyo is inspired by ancient Japanese thinking, creating a form of architecture that doesn’t look real but has a strong touch with life. concrete daily.

Manga artist's house
Manga artist’s house

The manga artist’s home-studio sits on a small plot of land just 4.9m wide and 14.7m deep. Here, Tan Yamanouchi has created a wooden house that seems to slide onto the street, but is actually characterized by a grand interior with even a roof garden.

the entrance to the house
the entrance to the house

The mangaka had made three requests about the project: the house would house the entire process of his work, from creative conception to completion, meetings and interviews with the media; the house should be compact and not open to the outside; finally, the house had to inspire creativity.

The project is very significant for manga artists. The entrance to the house, on the façade with a deformed shape, is a tunnel that penetrates the wall and leads to the interior of the structure. Once inside, we are catapulted into an unusual space that manages to make the most of the narrow and long plot on which the building stands.

inside the building
inside the building

The studio house develops on several staggered floors that manage to create a small green patio at the top that floods the space with light from above. Openings in the facades are limited to create a dramatic contrast between light and dark. The various levels of the house are connected by an alternating staircase. The building is used both as a residential and work space, fulfilling its various functions with excellence.

Source: Fan Page IT

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