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Architecture of rice terraces that enjoy the phenomenon of water
――Design method of transitioning space ――

Outline of work

Water is a natural product of nature that is cyclical in nature and is constantly changing. On the other hand, the water that is incorporated into architecture as a design element is constant, and the changing nature of water is lost, making it a tool. In this master's design, we consider water as a component of a changing building and propose a method of designing a building that transitions according to the change of water. The target site is the Tanada area, which shows a cyclical water phenomenon during the year, and the changing water conditions (water reflection angle, amount of water in the Tanada, change in fog altitude, etc.) in the Ueyama area of Mimasaka City, Okayama Prefecture. By manipulating the cross-sectional structure of the building, the roof, the relationship between the inside and outside, the level difference, the material, etc., we proposed a space that changes depending on the time and time and its design method. In this proposal, we devised a new waterway and farm road system to solve the social problem that rice terraces are abandoned, and presented the architecture and landscape that transition with rice terraces as a new model for rice terrace regeneration. ing.

Tokyo Linkage Plaza
How to build a bridgeside building with an eye on the re-advancement of boat transportation in the metropolitan area

Outline of work

In recent years, efforts have been made to re-advance the use of shipping in the wards of Tokyo. This can be seen as the rediscovery of the space on the river as a public place in the city by combining activities such as sightseeing with expectations as an alternative to heavy land transportation. This plan focuses on the bridge shore that connects the space on the river and the existing urban space, and through the arrangement of the architectural character required there, the bridge shore as a three-dimensional open space that connects the land and the water in a cross section. It makes architectural design proposals.

First, we will collect activities and architecture found around bridges around the world, conduct a field survey of the current state of the bridgeside in the metropolitan area, conduct a literature survey on the history of the bridged space, and find Hashigami Station, which is thought to have a similar spatial composition. From the analysis, we derived the character of the space required for bridgeside architecture. In order to verify the effectiveness of this character in different site environments, the site was set to the bridgeside of Hashizume, where buildings are built along the Nihonbashi River, Ochanomizu Hashizume, which has a subway exit along the Kanda River, and Izumi Hashizume, which has a park. .. We found above-ground buildings, underground spaces, and roofs as potential architectural forms for each site, and in order to take advantage of their characteristics and required personality, we layered a flow line space that is not always occupied, and the surrounding environment and crowds. It presents how to build a bridgeside building that is interactive with movement.

Bridgeside architecture was positioned as one of the typologies of urban architecture by these designs that connect the character required for transportation hubs and the form of architecture.

Research on special urban walking areas created by culverts

Outline of work

There are many traces of the origin and transition of the city in the city. Among them, in Tokyo, which has achieved remarkable development, several projects were carried out, including the water system remodeling carried out in the Edo period, and an underdrain was left as a trace that supported rivers and people's lives. The rivers that have been discussed for sewerage, including the 36 report, have a greater impact on city planning and construction planning than other rivers. Quantitative analysis was performed by defining and extracting walking areas where characteristic shapes such as meandering and branching of natural rivers remain. As a result, it was predicted that the walking area where the vehicle could not enter would secondarily induce the occurrence of a walking path, and the walking area would expand. A walking area located in Nishihara, Shibuya-ku will be selected, and the site to be proposed will be set up at the confluence of the river culvert and the Uda river culvert in the area. Given that the number of small retail stores, clinics, and offices run by individuals is increasing in the surrounding area, we will propose a complex facility that includes shared offices, kitchens, and dwelling units with offices. By extending the pedestrian roads and roads that allow vehicles to enter the site and using them as external stairs, the flow of people will be drawn into the building. The pedestrian path that winds around the volume goes upstairs through merging and branching like a river. At the relay point, there are common external spaces called landings everywhere, which serve as a place for people to relax. The pedestrian paths that stretch around the city like the old water network are confused by the concentrated road network in the city center, and are by no means conspicuous. It will change its shape from the time when it was used as an open culvert, and will continue to be involved in people's lives while discovering a different existence value.

City Swimmer

Outline of work

I thought of a place to swim in an urban river. As seen in the cases of Swiss cities and Bruges in Belgium, I think that the rich behavior and good water quality of rivers that have been lost as a detriment to industrial development can be regained by "playing" with the Sumida River. The design was made for three locations. When I was in Zurich, Switzerland, I was impressed by the people who came to swim in the river with lunch during the lunch break of the company, and I would like to see such a beautiful relationship between nature, the city and people in the urban rivers of Japan. rice field. Since the swimming culture of the Sumida River was cut off 80 years ago, we asked the river swimming pool in Zurich for design reference, observed the remarkable relationship between water, people and architecture, and recorded it on the Axome map. With reference to the case of Zurich, the composition, materials, and dimensions of the space that induces the rich behavior of the waterside were quoted and reflected in the design. Originally, you don't need architecture to play in the river, but in order to revitalize and take root in culture, we aimed to become a place that connects modern people, cities and nature.

Gap merge
-Ecological activation of public spaces and facilities on the Bayerhe River in Shiyan, China-

Outline of work

The Baierhe River runs through the straight central part of Shiyan City, China. During rapid urbanization, it was straightened, paved with concrete, and became a pure stocking infrastructure. However, given the size of the waterways, the harsh cityscape completely cuts off the relationship between citizens' daily lives and nature. It has become a city gap, both physically and socially. Therefore, more sensitive and ecological strategies will be proposed for the activation of the Bayerhe River. Added to upstream areas as an alternative approach to create further operational potential along downstream channels with the aim of maintaining current flooding capabilities and transforming the gap into higher quality public spaces and facilities. Detention park is proposed.

Rain and architecture in the city

Outline of work

Modern architecture has captured rain exclusively. The city is made up of walls and roofs, which require high airtightness and airtightness from the outside, and basically how to protect oneself from the outside environment. In densified cities, rain treatment was quickly forced to be resolved with private buildings, and gutters and parapets trapped the flow in pipes.

What architecture brought about for the establishment of urban life by this fact is not just a problem of various parts of architecture, but it biases the relationship between nature and people, it does not rain, and the landscape we were seeing is internalized. I think it was done.

Rain was emotional through the shelter, even if the architecture was a shelter that surpassed the rain and wind. In this plan, rain will be placed at the center of architecture to reorganize the relationship between rain and architecture, and at the same time, we will try to arouse the desire consciousness of the internalized people. The rain space in the current city will be designed by connecting the culverted upper reaches of the Shibuya River with the rain by architecture.

Art forgery invisible city  ---  Plan to make the city a theater with barges and multiple stages  --- 

"No city wants to escape anxiety more than the city of Eusapia. In order to make the leap from life to death somewhat less shocking, the inhabitants have made a complete model of this city underground. . "Italo Carvino's novel" The Invisible City ". This plan begins by thinking of modern Tokyo from this passage. 

In "The Invisible City," Kublai sees a vast empire based on Marco Polo's fantasy city. Loss of the concept of time and distance due to the developed transportation network, the individuality of the city deprived of globalization. We, who supplement them with imagination, and the city of Kublai have similar views.
The ruined prints once drawn by Piranesi portrayed the city between reality and fantasy. Just as the human beings depicted there are theatrical, Tokyo has already become a theater. A theater with unconscious actors but no audience. However, it is not conscious of us who live as parties, surrounded by everyday life in the city. 

Plans for seven riverside stages and promenades in Akihabara.
By circling them in the barge that serves as the audience seats, the audience is incorporated into a series of stories. The appearance of the performer and the consumer gradually becomes indistinguishable, the barge itself becomes a performance of the city, and the river and the entire city are recognized as a theater.
We are already living in a theater-like city, where reality and fantasy are mixed. We