The 'Step Tower' Imitates a Ship with Clean and Elegant Curves

 - Aug 3, 2013
References: easterndesignoffice & mymodernmet
The seemingly out-of-place 'Step Tower' looms over Ibaraki-city in Osaka, Japan while imitating a seafaring vessel. Designed by architecture firm EASTERN design office, the tower was built with a minimalist facade to look like a white ship.

The residential tower is composed of layers of beautiful curves that extend into the sky. As you look up, each subsequent layer looks like it's curving further and further up. As a result, the seafaring tower looks like a gargantuan wave or spine.

EASTERN's tower is 10-stories tall and has extremely well-designed rooms. The design firm decided to keep the apartments simple with rich hardwood floors and clean white furniture. The Step Tower will have larger suites on the fifth to tenth floors and single room suites on the second to fourth floors.