Japan offers us plenty of technological innovations. At the same time, some of the quirkiest stuff in the world comes from Japan. This next aluminum-centric find is a little bit of both. Noted Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is known for his unusual and eccentric designs, and his latest design moves the single-home residence in a radical new metallic direction. From Archdaily:

Terunobu Fujimori’s Soft-Hard Aluminum House Opens Near Tokyo

A new private house designed by an exceptional Japanese architect, Terunobu Fujimori, has opened. The new building is located in a small provincial town near to Tokyo. Neighbored by typical one-family residences, the newcomer comes to the fore. Different, shiny and apparently soft metallic façade catches the visitor’s eye.

Yet the scale of the building is much smaller than one might expect. Every height, width and depth are accurately measured and left from a certain point of view spatially stingy: no waste is admissible here.

It’s difficult to fully describe the house in just a snippet. Do yourself a favor and go check out the full post at Archdaily’s site for photos and more information.