Shutter House

Sometimes I try to picture what the residential condo market will look like in 2050. It’s very tricky but the Metal Shutter Houses give you one perspective of what we might expect. We actually covered another, much smaller project recently which has the same “swinging door” effect, but its got nothing on this. Shigeru Ban, the famous Japanese architect, will design this masterpiece, which will hopefully fare better than his last New York attempt, which lasted a mere three months. That project was a 45,000 square foot museum located on the piers which had walls made of cargo containers and a roof made of paper tubes. Pretty funky, but it didn’t quite make the cut for New York avant-garde culture