Want to live in a home that would put Ariadne's dreamscapes to shame? This Tokyo microhouse by Atelier Tekuto, "Reflections of Mineral," is filled with enough twisting walls, reflective surfaces, and off-kilter windows to outwit any murderous subconscious projections.
The house selectively uses light and reflection to expand and morph the resident's perception of the house — the view of the interior changes with every new angle. The house is supposed to reflect the ricocheting light and geometry of a mineral formation. Here's how Atelier Tekuto describes the home:
The site is located near the center of Tokyo. It is a small 44m2 corner plot bounded by two streets [...] By controlling geometries (facets with three factors: transparent, translucent and opaque) and entangling them in a three-dimensional way inside the internal space, visual reflection is induced. This results in a deviation from the restrictiveness of space.
As people move inside the space, or as light enters from changing angles, the facet's presence changes, creating a dynamic space. In contrast to the abstractness of the polyhedron are the kitchen, counter shelf, stairs, floors and toilet box equipped with functionality that exist as nonfigurative objects.
Groovy stuff. This is definitely one of those homes that would either A.) be a ton of fun to live in, or B.) a ton of fun to live in...until you become lost in the geometry of your own bathroom and have to live on decorative soaps until the fire department comes to rescue you.