Architecture October, 3 2012

‘Coil’ by Akihisa Hirata -The S Shaped House – Japan

Living in a house constantly on a bend may not be for everyone, however architect Akihisa Hirata puts forward a strong argument for this ingenious use of space. ‘Coil’ is a winding staircase built around three pillars with rooms opening up at various intervals. A brave move for its residents which include a couple of kids, this simple but beautifully decorated home would suit those with minimum clutter and good balance.