Inspired to find a way for home dwellers to find an intimate connection with the building they live in, architect Hiroshi Nakamura designed House SH aka The Pregnant House.
With a smooth bulge protruding from a great white wall along one side, the house takes on the shape of a woman's pregnant stomach. From the inside, the wall actually hollows out into a curved wall with a bit of a ledge, which the designer says he intends the users to interact with, "sitting in it and lying in it." This gentle curve embraces those living within the home, forming a loving relationship with them and creating an intimate space with reflected light and character.
The outward curve of The Pregnant House shares this caring and affectionate relationship with the outside world.