Inspired by the History of 2001: A Space Odyssey, this House Can Show us a Different Face Every Time we Visit It
Located in Tokyo, Japan, this building that has been simplified to the extreme was inspired by the story of the 1968 film Space Odyssey 2001, in which Monolith, the name by which the black extraterrestrial slate is known, first grants intelligence to an ape. It covers a ground area of 397 square meters and was completed in 2015. Those responsible for the project the architects Hirotaka Kidosaki and Satoshi Itasaka of the firm Kidosaki Architects Studio not only had to comply with the strict laws and regulations for the protection of tranquil urban landscapes, but also their location with differences in the elevation. This was problematic, as it could cause the windows to face the windows of other houses.With this theme in mind, the materials were carefully selected, and the house was constructed with a universal design language using several elements: stone, concrete, steel, and glass panels.