The architectural lifespan of a house expresses the temporality of human existence.

Japan’s geographical characteristics being what they are — marked by volcanic activity and earthquakes–housing structures are rarely expected to last more than 25 – 50 years. So, it’s not surprising that owners rarely expect to die in their first homes. Eastern Office’s “House Awaiting A Death” is born out of this exact climate. Yet, the temporality expressed in this structure has more to do with the ownert’s life expectancy (about 15 years) than Japan’s geographical phenomenon.

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