the steel house by kuma kengo is a monocoque construction made out of 3.2mm thick corrugated steel plates without beams or columns. the owner of the house is a collector of miniature trains and so kuma kengo`s idea was to create a house resembling a freight car. the very basic idea of the architectural structure is to bend the steel plates to gain strength. by bending them, the detail of the bent parts tells us how soft the material of steel can be.
gps: 35.7135, 139.75676 / code: japtok0078
location: japan, tokyo
architect: kuma kengo