The Backstage House is Modeled After a Theater

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: Aug 30, 2014 • References: & dezeen
The 'Backstage House,' designed by Y+M Design Office, features two layers. The first layer is comprised of a living room, made to resemble a miniature house, while the second functions as a perimeter wall surrounding extra rooms and patios. The home is located in Tokushima, Japan, with views of Mount Bizan in the distance.

The architects compare the residence to a theater, with the double-height living area functioning as "the stage," and the supplementary rooms, located two levels above, acting as the "behind-the-scenes" areas -- hence, the title "Backstage House."

Though the central structure resembles the archetypal house -- gabled roof, traditional windows -- the wooden wall surrounding it is both curvaceous and angular. Besides being visually arresting, the wall offers the home's inhabitants privacy from both inside and outside the home. Stats for Grand Theatrical Residences Trending: Older & Average
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