Curtain Wall House, Shigeru Ban, 1995. On windy winter day.
A curtain wall is an outer covering of a building in which the outer walls are non-structural, but merely keep out the weather. - Wikipedia.
mies invented the glass curtain wall, but I just used a curtain. Shigeru Ban - DesignboomWhat is notable is the tree missing in the old photos. If must affect the second floor deck space deeply in summer. Also the four cars crammed into the plot.
More information with plans from a Moma exhibition. Shigeru Ban Architects website about the project here.
Along the street.
What surprised me was the stair part of the house, absent in my recollection of the project and the most vivid photos of curtain flying in the wind. It is carved out of space and attached to the pure box.
The stair winding upwards.