Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.

Keynotes.org Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Satoru Hirota's 'House of Fluctuations' Was Built in a Dense Setting

 - Sep 22, 2016
References: hirotaa.net & design-milk
Looking to increase the level of privacy for the occupants of a single-family home in Tokyo, Japan, agency Satoru Hirota had to take a variety of restrictions into account.

As the height of the home was limited, designers had to be careful to not add any vertical increases to the House of Fluctuations -- which made maximizing the space a little tougher. In addition to this, the neighborhood the home is situated in is overly populated, meaning that a lack of privacy was becoming a way of life for Satoru Hirota's clients and there wasn't much space to work with.

In order to improve this, designers adjusted the entrance to have the dual-purpose of shielding a large amount of the home -- without making it feel too isolated. When considering how best to maximize the space inside, Satoru Hirota decided to go for a minimalist look -- immensely helping to open up the space.