1. They did what human beings looking for freedom, throughout history, have often done. They left.
Favourite building number thirty six – ‘Face House’ in Kyoto designed by Kazumasa Yamashita, 1973.
‘One is hard put to find anything functional in the ‘nose’, whose only ‘function’ is to let a Corbusian shaft of light into one of the children’s rooms. The main entrance, reached by an outside staircase, is at first-floor level, which is given over to bedrooms, bathrooms and a tatami room. Master bedroom (curiously without bathroom), living room and kitchen are on the top floor. The ground floor, consists of two self-contained studios (the client is a graphic designer), with direct access from the street through the ‘grinning mouth’. – Kazumasa Yamashita.