Where form meets function

Japanese architecture is a bit of a favourite over here, from compact living to sprawling and complex structures, the defining features even in the most adventurous builds seem to be simplicity and a purity of design. Here, CNN talk to a family who have combined both in what they describe as the “Ninja house.” The work of architect Sou Fujimoto, this multi-storied house has no walls and a whole lot of stepladders. The idea of living here is frankly terrifying but its residents love the sense of freedom and openness that the building brings. Squeezed in along a busy Tokyo street, a peeping Tom’s dream with its glass exterior, take a legit look inside below.

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