W-Window House – nobly shimmering metal narrow house, built in Kyoto (Japan) for the project from the studio of Japanese architects Alphaville. A unique feature of the building is a triangular “pockets” on the side of the facade, which the authors of the project put the windows to protect from prying eyes privacy of residents.
Windows in a building look against each other, passing inside enough of a natural daylight. Three two-level floors of the house are connected among themselves by the creative black-and-white ladder visually forming vertical development of space.
The stairs look like an accordion folded pieces of paper, which emphasized black white “substrate”.
According to the authors of the project, the sunlight is shifting from west to east, the wind blows from the first floor to the third, and all the visual noise are outside, not fitting into the context of a simple but appropriate architecture of the building.
Plot size is 47.6 m2, building area – 28.13 m2 total area – 72.42 m2.
The work of the authors of the project can be found on the official website of the architectural studio, with offices also located in Kyoto: http://a-ville.net/