This and the following two houses are the work of one particularly inspired architect, Terunobo Fujimori. Just where does he get his ideas from?
He may have a thing for elevation, or so these three, otherwise distinct, examples seem to suggest.
And he sure knows how to make a unique home for his clients and their families.
Yet, he's not the only one. Japan is full of inventive minds, ready to outdo each other with the most outlandish homes ever conceived.
And there are always plenty of people interested in realizing these blueprints and having them built in their own space.
Of course, it's not just the Japanese that have to put up with neighbors who want to be different. But I don't recall ever seeing anything quite like this pyramid house.
With lighting, some of the house do look incredibly spectacular. Though you have to wonder what they look like on the inside. It may seem that the weirder they look on the outside the less space they have on the inside.
But there's always a new house that puts paid to that.