The House of Tousuien is Completely Made of Translucent Polycarbonate

 - Dec 8, 2013
References: domusweb.it & dezeen
Japanese architect Makoto Tanijir from Suppose Design Office has designed an entirely translucent polycarbonate house in Hiroshima called the House of Tousuien. The aesthetically beautiful three-storey house allows the maximum amount of sunlight to shine through its interior and at night, it transforms into a beautiful cube-like cocoon or a modernized lantern.

Despite its translucency, it is not entirely transparent as it has shadows and movement that can be seen from the outside. "The client can fully experience [the] change of the surrounding nature inside the house with a warm and bright space," say the architects on the translucent walls. The interior is extremely simplistic and minimalist with exposed concrete ceilings. Despite this, however, the wooden floor boards mixed with concrete offer a nice touch to the entire complex, offering a sense of home and coziness.