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

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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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