Woodgrain printed house

05/10/2016
by Simon McClelland Morris
Architecture, Design, Events, Large format, Vinyl

Earlier in 2016 the House Vision 2016 exhibition was held in Tokyo, Japan. The show included 12 housing prototypes by notable Japanese architects and designers, as well being a think tank for construction and technology companies. As part of this, Hara Design Institute with Toppan Printing, produced a structure which looks like it is made from one giant piece of wood. In fact, both the exterior and interior are covered with a printed woodgrain texture. so nothing is actually real wood, everything is printed. “The body interacts with the whole house, visually and aurally. The house looks wooden so it’s a gentle interaction. You feel you are communicating with the environment rather than with the digital world.” said Kenya Hara. The house is a lovely example of the possibilities of print.

More about the printed woodgrain house, along with the other houses on exhibit can be found here http://house-vision.jp/en/

Japanese printed woodgrain house

Japanese printed woodgrain house

Woodgrain printed house

Woodgrain printed house