'House Twisted' Snakes Through a Crowded Residential Neighborhood in Japan

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Published: Apr 10, 2014 • References: designboom
'House Twisted' is, as the name suggests, a twisted house design. It hasn't been contorted as gimmick, but was actually given its strange twisted design to conform to the demands of the plot of land it is located on. The awkwardly-shaped plot of land sits in a densely populated neighborhood in Osaka, Japan. The design was the brainchild of Kyoto-based architecture practice Alphaville.

What makes Twisted House stand out even more is the fact that it is surrounded by very traditional looking housing. Despite its unconventional design, the house is designed to be maximally functional and comfortable for its residents. Its roof planes contain skylights, bringing plenty of natural light into the heart of the house. Three carefully placed sets of doors -- in the porch, kitchen and courtyard -- provide easy access to the outer areas of the property and its surroundings.

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