‘Yu-un’: A house that changes color with conditions of light


Our homes, besides providing us shelter are the places where we can relax and rejuvenate our senses. And if they are as soothing and serene like the ‘Yu-un’ one would never wish to leave his abode ever. Yes, apart from the four man-made waterfalls’ creation by Olafur Eliasson, here is an another environmental installation that will enthrall you equally. Designed by Tadao Ando, this architectural house is named ‘Yu-un’ by its owner Obayashi, which represents a combination of two Japanese characters- ‘Yu’ means to enjoy or wonder, and ‘Un’ means a retreat or hermitage. According to Ando, it is a name that has deep meaning. The concrete and glass spaces, platinum-glazed ceramic tiles placed in the middle of the N-shaped plan changes color and intensity depending upon the availability and conditions of light. This dynamic space is activated by the reflection of both natural and artificial lights. Have a look!

Via: Archidose

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