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Daisuke Nagaoka

https://daisukenagaoka.jimdofree.com

Mominokidai Flat#202, 24-25 Mominokidai, Aoba-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan
Selected Exhibitions 2018, Yamagata biennale, Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata 2017. Bienalsur 2017, MUNTLEF, Buenos Aires 2016. Yamagata Museum of Art, “ place and memory”, Yamagata 2016. Jewish Museum, “Sights and Sounds: Japan ”, NY 2015. The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, “passage ”, Aomori 2012. International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012, Rotterdam 2011. Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver

The Sphere House


If the concept of the house changed from rectangular to spherical, how would our lives be like? And what kind of society would we be living in?

The Sphere House


If the concept of the house changed from rectangular to spherical, how would our lives be like? And what kind of society would we be living in?
By realizing "Sphere House" and examining the lives, communication, economic activities, and social systems in it, we will investigate the plausible changes that can be brought by it to the world and the way people live.
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  • Systemic changes

This project aims to realize the spherical house and practice life there. If the house were in the shape of sphere, the values in the modern society could completely transform. "Sphere House" slowly rolls according to the daily activities of people in there. Living is infinitely synonymous with moving. Houses prioritize mobility over decor, and condensation over expansion. In the event of an earthquake or tsunami, the flexibility of the housing enables each resident to evacuate autonomously. More versatile furniture will be considered. There will be no concept of land ownership, thus, social design, economic systems, and even people’s way of thinking will be different. In addition to completing the Sphere House, it is also critical to consider all aspects of its use, such as daily necessities, communication, source of energy and agricultural practices. We will re-examine the impact of housing as architecture on human society, and explore the possibility of alternation of the world.



If one lives in it and goes about doing their day to day mundane things, with each and every action made, the house slants and rolls. If, for example, one stays in the sphere house for 3days, the house at least rolls one cycle a day.  Consequently, a 3-day stay would one experience at least 3 cycles of the house rolling. Supposedly, the diameter of the house is 3 meters.  The house moves/rolls in a random order, approximately 30m away from where it had originally been.

Sphere House - Experiment of a rotating spherical floor

“The First House” - A project that imagines, or excavates in imagination, how Sphere House would have looked like if the very first housings in the dawn of history when humans started building houses were in spherical shapes. The project also attempted to envision plausible life and lifestyle in that environment.

“Sphere House” - Aiming at construction of the Sphere House in the beholder’s mind, this exhibition displayed an installation that conveys the sense of space when living inside of the House.

Together with the lines and trails that the sphere house leave behind on the earth, new values will arise and diverse ways of forming a society will be born.

The Sphere House


If the concept of the house changed from rectangular to spherical, how would our lives be like? And what kind of society would we be living in?

The Sphere House


If the concept of the house changed from rectangular to spherical, how would our lives be like? And what kind of society would we be living in?
By realizing "Sphere House" and examining the lives, communication, economic activities, and social systems in it, we will investigate the plausible changes that can be brought by it to the world and the way people live.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

This project aims to realize the spherical house and practice life there. If the house were in the shape of sphere, the values in the modern society could completely transform. "Sphere House" slowly rolls according to the daily activities of people in there. Living is infinitely synonymous with moving. Houses prioritize mobility over decor, and condensation over expansion. In the event of an earthquake or tsunami, the flexibility of the housing enables each resident to evacuate autonomously. More versatile furniture will be considered. There will be no concept of land ownership, thus, social design, economic systems, and even people’s way of thinking will be different. In addition to completing the Sphere House, it is also critical to consider all aspects of its use, such as daily necessities, communication, source of energy and agricultural practices. We will re-examine the impact of housing as architecture on human society, and explore the possibility of alternation of the world.



If one lives in it and goes about doing their day to day mundane things, with each and every action made, the house slants and rolls. If, for example, one stays in the sphere house for 3days, the house at least rolls one cycle a day.  Consequently, a 3-day stay would one experience at least 3 cycles of the house rolling. Supposedly, the diameter of the house is 3 meters.  The house moves/rolls in a random order, approximately 30m away from where it had originally been.

Sphere House - Experiment of a rotating spherical floor

“The First House” - A project that imagines, or excavates in imagination, how Sphere House would have looked like if the very first housings in the dawn of history when humans started building houses were in spherical shapes. The project also attempted to envision plausible life and lifestyle in that environment.

“Sphere House” - Aiming at construction of the Sphere House in the beholder’s mind, this exhibition displayed an installation that conveys the sense of space when living inside of the House.

Together with the lines and trails that the sphere house leave behind on the earth, new values will arise and diverse ways of forming a society will be born.


Idea by

Daisuke Nagaoka
Mominokidai Flat#202, 24-25 Mominokidai
Aoba-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa
Japan
Selected Exhibitions 2018, Yamagata biennale, Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata 2017. Bienalsur 2017, MUNTLEF, Buenos Aires 2016. Yamagata Museum of Art, “ place and memory”, Yamagata 2016. Jewish Museum, “Sights and Sounds: Japan ”, NY 2015. The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, “passage ”, Aomori 2012. International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012, Rotterdam 2011. Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver