The S-House in Tokyo Has Random Staircases and a Transparent Facade

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 17, 2014
References: gizmag
S-House is an extremely quirky residential property designed by Japanese architect Yuusuke Karasawa and located in the Japanese capital Tokyo. The house is filled with trippy staircases and has a transparent facade that neither promises nor delivers much privacy.

Thankfully, the home's master bedroom and bathroom are located in a basement that's located just below street level to offer some semblance of privacy. The rest of the interior -- which is unabashedly white -- is filled with trippy Escher-like interweaving staircases that must be navigated carefully to gain access to rooms on the building's five split levels.

The S-House's peculiar design is the result of Karasawa's response to the post-Internet era marked by limited privacy, and his desire to create a prototype of architectural space that fits in with the modern networking and open information age.