Minimalistic Dancing House by Junichi Sampei
This house wasn’t designed... it was sculptured. The Dancing Living House was designed by Junichi Sampei of A.L.X. in Yokohama, Japan. It was a request of a married couple the passion of which is dancing. The house perfectly combined the dancing studio with the living space. This three-storied reinforced concrete building is private and open to the sky thanks to the big glass corner that invites a lot off sunlight inside. You can even park a car under it due to a concave mass of the house situated on the street side. White styled futuristic exterior enhances the dynamic mood and brings in fresh energies all day long.
The studio requested takes part of the second floor and is covered with mirrors and a thin curtain layer to counteract multi image occurrence. The entire volume is closed in a thick shell of reinforced concrete to eliminate the external sounds. So soundproofing, natural light and ventilation had to co-exist throughout the building. A clever house!
Photographer: Kouichi Torimura