Photo © Shinji Miyamoto
 
This is a brilliantly playful design for a mixed use residence. What Katsutoshi Sasaki first had in mind was a flat plate of steel with thirteen (8 + 5) holes. He then bent and rolled the plate like making a Bûche de Noël (or a roll-up cake). Instead of filling the cavities with cream or jelly, Sasaki made spaces for living and working – a part of the house is used for the client’s hair salon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos © Shinji Miyamoto (except the image of steel plate)
 
Who: Katsutoshi Sasaki
What: Single family residence and hair salon
Where: Nikko, Tochigi
When: March 2006
How: Two-story wood frame construction
Site Area: 5420 square feet
Construction Area: 1148 square feet
Total Floor Area: 1753 square feet