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y+m design office | Kaidannoie (Stairs House)

Also known as coolest. house. ever., Stairs House is a beach-side residential home in Shimane Prefecture, Japan that was designed by y+m design office. It was completed last year for two teaching parents and their kids who wanted a space that was warm, bright and private, and where they could invite their students over. (click images to enlarge)

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The solution turned out to be – as you can obviously see – stairs. Glass slits in between the stairs allow light to shine in while creating a natural shade for privacy. The home also functions well in different seasons, maximizing ventilation during the summer while housing warmth during the winter.

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All that sounds great but do you know what I love most about this house? That you can actually climb around and play on your own house!What a ground breaking idea. Who said homes only function as a shelter?

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4 comments

1 Vitor Daher { 05.12.10 at 2:22 am }

Uma arquitetura de experimentação bem sucedida. Inspira a novas formas de entender o espaço, podendo então quebrar paradigmas

2 Vitor Daher { 05.11.10 at 9:22 pm }

Uma arquitetura de experimentação bem sucedida. Inspira a novas formas de entender o espaço, podendo então quebrar paradigmas

3 Demado House by y+M design office | Spoon & Tamago { 08.04.10 at 3:58 pm }

[...] can read my previous post on y+M design office in which I featured Kaidan no ie (Stairs House) back in October 2009. This year Stairs House has been winning all sorts of design [...]

4 Industrial Design { 09.10.10 at 6:36 am }

There’s no need to buy fitness equipment, you could just exercise by climbing those stairs up and down daily.