Unifinished House is a project implemented by Japanese architect Yamazaki Kentaro. The residence is located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, and the idea was to create a flexible space where a family can grow close together.
Yamazaki designed it as an open container with barely any partitions between the rooms. Its layout was shaped by four two-storey boxes, surrounding a generous double-height atrium hosting family's living and dining room. The kitchen is located inside one of the boxes and forms the house's entrance.
"The second layer has intentionally been left blank so the areas can create space suitable for their increasing hobbies, or wardrobes or a children’s room. Particularly the children’s room should be left up to the child to design,” explained Yamazaki. When arranging the boxes, Yamazaki found it necessary to take into account the surrounding scene, that resulted in a solution to direct the windows to the views filled with trees or the sky, not the neighboring houses. The exterior was made of cladding with corrugated steel. Meanwhile, the inside walls were lined with plywood.