As the name implies, a "platform" is a house that looks like a station platform. A train stops next to it, and it makes your dreams of "I want to live in a" vehicle house "" and "I want to live in a train" come true. Designed by Takanobu Kishimoto of CONTAINER DESIGN.
According to the CONTAINER DESIGN website, train cars have been placed in this place for some time, and it was open as a place of relaxation for local residents. And the "platform" was built by taking advantage of the train, rather than removing the train car.
But why didn't you remove the train? Mr. Kishimoto explains on the CONTAINER DESIGN website as follows.
"Initially, this train was planned to be removed and newly built using a large site. When I saw the inside of the train, the train contributed to the area and was loved by the residents, such as a letter of appreciation for scrapping newspaper articles. So I decided to leave it for this family rather than remove it as it is. "
Wide and large windows are installed on the north side of the "platform" so that train cars can always be seen. The fireplace installed in the room creates the atmosphere of being in the waiting room of an old train station. It's strange that even the clock mounted on the wall can be seen in the waiting room.
The interior of the train has been completely renovated, leaving windows and entrances. The interior (inside the car?) Feels the warmth of wood.
At the beginning of the Meiji era, many of the remaining castles in Japan were destroyed. At that time, he believed that it was the way to modernization. But now, 100 years later, many people think that it was a failure to destroy the castle and that they should have protected the castle.
A "platform" that protects the sight of trains in the city. After a few years, or even decades, many will think that it was right to protect this landscape. A "platform" is a wonderful home that makes you think about that.
(All images are quoted with permission from the CONTAINER DESIGN website)