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The House Snapped Tells the Story of its Split-Personality Inhabitants

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: naf-aad & dezeen
It is fantastic when modern architects visibly treat projects like large-scale sculptures; this mindset produces so many captivating buildings. The House Snapped in Japan is one of such commissions that draws you in like it's a good book.

Naf Architect & Design dreamed up a dwelling that appears to have been sliced and then partially separated. About a third of the structure seems to swing out from the rest, keeping connected by a single column and partitioned space. This massing creates two enclosed living areas that touch each other diagonally, dividing up two outdoor sections for the entrance and the yard. For added playfulness, the House Snapped was finished in bright blue siding, everywhere but along the apparently split facades. Stats for Open-Book Abodes Trending: Older & Chilly
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