The garden shed is a fantasy of every hobbyist. If you are a hobbyist with some dosh, however, you can make your dream a reality—which is exactly what these homeowners/pianists in Japan did, by building an awesome sound-proof shack for their pianos.
Designed by Ni&Co Architects, Piano House is home to an upright and a grand piano. It was built as a hideaway refuge so that its owners can escape from their urban lives and play some tunes.
The 6.7 x 15.2-metre shack is sound-isolated from the outside world thanks both to the building materials used and its spiralling plan. As you walk in, you have to move all the way around a bend to get to the actual room holding the pianos, which provides an additional layer of sound isolation on two of the building's four sides.
Additionally, the roof is angled to enhance it acoustic resonance:
Despite the clever engineering at work here, my favourite part is that it's an isolated single-use structure. Giving the music its own conceptual space can be instrumental to finding room for it in your life. Want. [Ni&Co via Dezeen]