Designing and building a new house on the urban outskirts of Tokyo is a daunting task, and the owners of the Dancing and Living House proposed an especially difficult project to Japanese architect Junichi Sampei. They requested that a full dance studio be incorporated into the design of their home. From the exterior, passing pedestrians are provided with little indication of the house’s interior content. An imposing white cube floats above a covered parking spot, with a lone window in the uppermost corner providing the only fenestration. Upon entering however, a unique juxtaposition is revealed. One level above the street, a single open room houses the kitchen, dining area, living area, and dance studio. Furniture is repositionable depending upon room usage, and the requisite floor to ceiling mirrors of the dance studio serve to visually enlarge the space. A level above the studio houses bedrooms, which incorporate large windows and skylights paired with glass floor panels to bring light down into the lower levels. A stark white color scheme also helps to keep the interior bright and open.
See more images of the Dancing Living House after the jump.
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