House of the Day: House Folded by Alphaville Architects

House Folded, built for a couple in Osaka, Japan, denies the typical practice of designing a house around a sequence of rectangular rooms. Alphaville Architects instead enlisted new CAD technologies to adapt the building’s overall shape and create an entirely new spatial experience.

Using CAD, the architects first squashed the building into a parallelogram, and then folded the centre wall across three floors, to divide the spaces using unique diagonal lines.

Photography: Alphaville Architects