In Kyoto, this 1970s anthromorphic building by Japanese architect Yamashita Kazumasa not only brightens up this dreary residential street but has fully functional architectural facial features.
We’ve all seen photos of the famed Face House but who knew it was located nestled between some very average buildings on a nondescript street in Kyoto?
Built in 1975, the anthromorphic building not only brightens up this dreary residential street but has fully functional architectural facial features.
Each part of the house is designed to mimic functions of actual human orifices. Windows act as eyes peeking out onto the street in front, nostrils which house vents and although not visible from the street, balconies on either side of the building function as ears — allowing breeze and ambient sound from the neighborhood into the structure.