The Crescent House



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Yes, this house is shaped as a crescent.

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Grub-like in its appearance from the rear, it is one of those unusual architectural fantasies fully realized.

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The Crescent House is located in Shizuoka, Japan.

It was designed by the Japanese architectural firm Shigeru Ban Architects.

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The unique C-shaped design is elevated on “pilotis”.

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The configuration frames views to Mt. Fuji in the distance while blocking away the presence of neighboring residences to the east, west or south.

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The home was built in 2007-2008 and it has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms – a suite at each end of the crescent.

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The interior is a little sparse for my taste, but the sliding front windows allow for the inside to be merely a frame for the lush, expansive views.

The house is built of galvanized metal sheets, sliding glass windows, and cypress flooring.

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It feels bare-naked to me, but I’m sure this home will make some die-hard minimalist very happy.

For more details on The Crescent House, see here.


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