"tradition is very important but i'm not sticking to the details of tradition, i like to pick up the philosophy of the tradition... respect of the environment... we always try to combine environment and architecture. architecture becomes very quiet."
By ro / lu in white out
Published: Thursday, 09 July 09 - 09:54 PM (GMT -06:00)
Last Updated: Friday, 10 July 09 - 11:34 AM (GMT -06:00)
they will probably tear down the nagasin capsule towers. the head of demolition will oversee operations from his portable office that, from the exterior will look remarkably like house in nagoya2. metabolists envisioned cities of capsule towers emerging out of the ocean or floating in the air. massive structures stood out on the landscape; giant floating double helixes and skyscrapers rising out of the water. rather than place architecture in the environment, suppose design office took the environment and placed it in the architecture. and oddly, as kengo kuma noted, the architecture becomes very quiet.
but makoto tanijiri of suppose design office didn't want nature to roam freely in this tiny two story home (less than 500 square feet). he encased a lot of it, an interesting gesture i've explored before. maybe it's an attempt to keep the living space clean and insects out of the food. i'm not sure, though it doesn't bother me much.
house in nagoya2's humble and bland exterior belies the provocative interior - filled with life and light. i highly recommend looking into the work of suppose design office.
posted by nicolas allinder