Inspired by the classic cartoon Tom & Jerry from the 1940s, this fun vacation home for a family with four children features lots of space to run and hide. Opened up to free circulation to fully engage the occupants with the space and each other, the home is packed with jumping nets, sliding surfaces and other interactive elements.
“the house of Jerry the mouse were built, it might appear as a big piece of cheese in which the möbius strip would be a desirable route for him to run away from Tom the cat. Thus, the dwelling is thought of as the object that children would year for and that increases the meaning of having a holiday for the parents,” say Onion architects.
A three-story open space within the living area serves as a central play area with five nets strung at various heights and slops, connecting to different levels of the home. Holes in each net make it easy to drop from one level to the next.
A mirrored film attached to the ceiling makes anyone playing on the nets feel like they’re floating on air when they look up, visually expanding the space. Even the bedrooms are playful, with unexpected upside-down cutouts and tunnels leading to the common areas.