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Acrylic House
Yamanashi Japan - shortlisted
This building is a residence for a young husband and wife and their three children. It stands amid rice fields and houses, located a little off the main road for sightseeing.To be specific, we have made the extremely transparent, continuous boundaries between the inside and outside that don't have joints or mullions by using heat-insulating, 20mm-thick acrylic boards. Acrylic fiber has very few impurities, so the surface doesn't reflect much light even during the day, making it easy to see the inside from the outside quite transparently. It is a never-seen-before connection between the inside and the outside. There also exists a new relationship between human beings and nature here. We are hoping that we can achieve unprecedented transparency and a new connection between the inside and the outside that are not possible with glass constructions.