Photo: Iwan Baan
Designed for a young couple in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood, the 914 square-foot transparent house contrasts the typical concrete block walls seen in most of Japan’s dense residential areas. Associated with the concept of living within a tree, the spacious interior is comprised of 21 individual floor plates, all situated at various heights, that satisfy the clients desire to live as nomads within their own home.
Sou Fujimoto states, “The intriguing point of a tree is that these places are not hermetically isolated but are connected to one another in its unique relativity. To hear one’s voice from across and above, hopping over to another branch, a discussion taking place across branches by members from separate branches. These are some of the moments of richness encountered through such spatially dense living.”
Open House London 2013
The Activist Interior
I entered the below work into the A4C: A4 Art For Charity exhibition in Maidstone. This work is influenced by a Promenade Architecturellethrough Canterbury. I was drawn to the patterns I saw and also the variety of spaces that compose Canterbury. I questioned the definition of public space and how it is perceived. I found that by repeating and manipulating everyday objects we often overlook, new patterns and forms can be created. It can also begin to provoke thought and even redefine objects. This interested in pattern and perception is something which I have continued and developed in my work.