Name: Life in Spyaral
Designer: Hideaki Takayanagi
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Life in Spyaral is a minimalist home located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Hideaki Takayanagi. The concept of the home was to find the right balance between private space and open environments. With a facade made of glass, half of the home is exposed to the outside while the other half is submerged from the other buildings. As the name suggests, the most distinctive feature of the home is its spiraling staircase, which can be seen from the street.
The framework of this magnificent home – from the floor slabs to the roof – are made entirely of steel plating. The residence is lightweight and flexible enough to withstand earthquakes. I’m as obsessed with the exterior architecture as I am the interior floor plan. The home is beautifully laid out, and encompasses both meditative and gregarious spaces.
Photography by Takumi Ota