Roppongi (Tokyo) Japan – Mejiro Studios
Built area: 87.5m2 (945 sq. ft.)
This is definitely a home for very confident people. The entire focus of the home is the bathroom (or wash-room) as they are thought of in Japan. Fully walled in glass, the bathroom sits in the centre of the home which is itself, a single open space.
Apart from the obvious thoughts like ‘That’s a lot of glass to clean!’, many others come to mind. Was it designed by a man for a man? A woman for a woman? A woman for a couple? What was the client brief? The permutations are intriguing.
I have a theory that there’s a little voyeur in all of us, but my ‘body beautiful’ (if it ever existed) started aging a long time back and I’m confident that there aren’t many people left who would want to watch me bathe :) Still, I find the concept interesting and mentally stimulating. What do you think? Weird or wonderful?
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