With our cities now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of British Columbians are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. Spaced is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, sweet f~ck all on Craigslist and successive governments that couldn’t give a damn.
The ‘Oriel House” in Yokohama, Japan long ago made the rounds of the architecture and design blogs (we bookmarked it on Ignant), but we keep turning to it for whenever we tire of our remote and rural fantasies, turning instead to imaginings of a more urban isolation.
Designed by Japanese architect Shinsuke Fujii and so named after its style of window (oriels project out from walls, similar to bay windows), the multi-storey structure has always felt like it would feel at home here across the Pacific. The cherry trees would have to come with it, of course. Otherwise the deal is off.
All images © Tsuki Teruaki