Dancing living house by Junichi Sampei from a.l.x. is a three-storey residence for a married couple in Yokohama, Japan. The concept of a dance studio has a massive volume on the level of upper floors that is wider than the parcel itself. The lightening of the interior is provided by well-used openings and cuts in the massive volume. A space for two parking slots was created under a concave mass of the house situated on the street side. The entering staircase leads to an open studio that opens out and continue to a kitchen and living-room area. All four walls are covered by glass panels, so it creates a quadruple effect. The living area, a bedroom and bathroom, are situated on the third floor that floats above the dancing studio between two zones with transparent glass flooring. This effect insures enough of daylight in the lower parts of the house, no windows needed to be added. In the soundproofing, the structure is treated as one object with exceptions of some parts of the ceiling and an upper corner. The entire volume is closed in a thick shell of reinforced concrete that eliminates all external sounds coming from the outside.
Source and photos: designboom.com