Photo © Hiroyuki Hirai
Photo © Hiroyuki Hirai
Photo © Hiroyuki Hirai
Photo © Hiroyuki Hirai
Photo © Hiroyuki Hirai

House in Wakayama

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Location
Wakayama
Year
2002

In tsubo-niwa garden of the Japanese traditional townhouse, Nature as exteriority is introduced into the building and domesticated into a microcosm. In the courtyard of this project, I intended to introduce nature in a different manner than tsubo-niwa. Here we have abstracted phase of Nature, not a microcosm,consists of only one tree and water plane as the horizontality. It is a water garden, so we are prohibited from entering the courtyard of the House in Wakayama, in other words, prohibited from entering Nature itself.

However, suddenly I noticed that “courtyard where man cannot enter” is a same concept as traditional courtyard, tsubo-niwa.

It is also a forbidden garden.

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