nic the intern presents white out - oy house
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Published: Thursday, 11 December 08 - 03:42 PM (GMT -06:00)
Last Updated: Monday, 23 March 09 - 08:27 PM (GMT -06:00)
white out is an ongoing series of posts drawn from a presentation that our intern nicolas allinder gave about his research into recent modern japanese architecture.
oy house is a blank canvas which allows its surroundings and circumstances to paint its presence.
light interacts with the structure almost like it's a material, creating it's own constantly evolving logic and momentum.
despite the stark modern poetry of the oy house, there are subtle elements that call to mind the origins of asian architecture. it's really interesting how well the traditional paper covered, sliding lattice walls fit into the fairly severe minimalist surroundings.
the seamless marriage of timeless japanese architectural elements with contemporary minimal design is most definitely one of the most impressive parts.
fk - ao, the architects behind the oy house, managed to create a place full of life without forcing it, they allowed the natural elements decorate.
very present and yet, almost silent. whatever it is, i'm enthralled with it all.
more here at katsuyuki fujimoto and arcprospect pics by Akiyoshi Fukuzawa.
posted by nicolas allinder (the intern!)