This Japanese House Has a Cozy 'Kangaroo Pouch'

This Japanese House Has a Cozy 'Kangaroo Pouch'

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Tara Bellucci
Feb 8, 2016
(Image credit: Daici Ano )

You can always count on Japan for some creative architecture. This is House SH, a 936 square-foot townhouse that instead of having street side windows, has this softly curving bump out that glows from the skylight and envelops you like a kangaroo pouch.

The bump out isn't uniform, either, so it encourages you to find the right spot for your body. Architect Hiroshi Nakamura says, "When a room is simply a box with furniture, residents have no catalysts to activate their behavior. This house, in contrast, abounds with catalysts that will become familiar pleasures with long use. Here, the residents will enjoy an intimate relationship with the house, and new uses, meanings, and actions will be born as a result."

(Image credit: Hiroshi Nakamura)
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