Experimental Use of Two Common Materials

Experimental Use of Two Common Materials

Regina Yunghans
Aug 6, 2009

Tokyo residence, Y-House, by Frank la Rivière Architects is not by any means a typical house. We're liking two rooms in particular for their unusual use of two everyday materials. First up is one of the bedrooms. Can you guess what that material is on the back wall and floor?...

That's denim lining the back wall of the room and the floor. It's a child's room and we're guessing this material was chosen for its forgiveness and durability. We like the tailored and uniform panels and the lines created by their joints.

Next, the bathroom. A rather typical hex tile was used but in an atypical manner. It's laid on the floor, turns up the wall, and even covers the entire bathtub. We're liking the encrusted look and the way the grout is used for variation:

See more of the extraordinary Y-House at Frank la Rivière Architects.

Images: world-architects.com

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