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Creatures / ecosystems and architecture

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On this page, reference works are categorized for each proposed element.

​ Target works are National Architecture Student Award, National Graduation Design Award, JIA Master Design Exhibition, Tokyo Architecture Collection, Sendai Design League, Ara Brick Graduation Design Exhibition, National Joint Design Exhibition, Chubu Graduation Design Exhibition, Diploma Kyoto, Design Review, Hase Ko Competition, Daiwa House Competition, ERI Student Competition, Daito Kensetsu Competition, Furic Competition, Public Space Competition. In addition, we will categorize related videos, books, magazines, and buildings, aiming to be one of the largest and most advanced architectural design platforms.

Proposed research on the regeneration of the old castle town where you live with horses

Outline of work

In this research, we aim to revitalize the culture of living with horses in the urban area and the skeleton of the urban structure centered on Tono Machiya, and plan the first step to form the "old castle town where you live with horses". In Tono Machiya, which is often found in the city of Tono, there was a street called Rouji, and a unique community space called a back split road. Although they remain in shape, their unique usage and spatiality are being lost. Similarly, the traditional culture of living with horses, which has continued since the Kamakura period, is declining with the times. Based on this situation, we will regenerate the environment where horses live with people in the city of Tono by utilizing the architecture and the characteristic space of the city that would end without being recognized as it is. Specifically, the three proposals of "Green Pass for Horses", "Open Space for Horses", and "Architecture for Living with Horses" will improve the infrastructure and architecture of the city, and long-term plans will lead to people's lives. Aim for an environment where horses circulate organically with horses. This proposal uses the "formal heritage" represented by Tono Machiya and the "heritage of life culture" unique to Tono such as alleys and back-split roads, using the tradition of "living with horses" that has been familiar to Tono for a long time. It is an experimental proposal on how to inherit and reconstruct and insist on these attractive but difficult-to-recognize "values" and make them widely known to the general public.

Build from living things
――Proposal of nature experience facility in Uwasekigata Park, Niigata Prefecture ――

Outline of work

The morphology and mechanism of living things are very interesting and have been of interest to many architects since ancient times. Starting with "Art Nouveau", some modernist architecture used the form of living things in architecture, and some incorporated the functions and laws of living things into architecture. Even in modern times, there are many architectures where the relationship between architecture and living things can be seen, and people are still trying to find morphological beauty, structure, and space from living things. In addition, the architecture itself has become alive, and some are aiming for a response between people and architecture.

After picking up some of these architectures and analyzing them, nine types (1. decoration 2. architectural composition 3. interior 4. exterior 5. structure 6. environment 7.3 order curved surface 8. growing architecture 9. dynamic architecture ). From these, I thought that it would be possible to derive a new relationship between architecture by discovering beauty, structure, equipment, human mobility, and even the vitalization of architecture with the motif of living things.

Therefore, I referred to the creatures in Uwasekigata Park in Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, and proposed four nature experience facilities according to the above types. (1. Resting place with reference to leaves Type: 6 2. Observation deck with reference to aquatic plants Type: 5 3. Learning facility with reference to bird wings Type: 5 4. Observation tower with reference to shells Type: 2)

By thinking about architecture in relation to living things, we were able to give a great deal of breadth to the creation of architectural spaces and structures. I also hope that this will lead to the future expansion of architectural spatial composition, architectural technology, or the architecture itself.

Reconstruction of city and nature
--Zenpukuji River basin model using the Japanese common toad as an index -

Outline of work

Toads have stopped coming to the garden. Amphibians are vulnerable to environmental changes, and in recent years the movement to use frogs as environmental indicator organisms has become established. The decline in toads, which are close to humans, has a negative impact on ecosystems, but at the same time indicates that cities are poorly green and the environment is poor. In addition, although urban green spaces are scattered, the ecosystem originally needs linear connections. Therefore, in this plan, we will present seven methods to create a continuous land using the Japanese common toad as an index, and try to propose a housing model that coexists with nature from the methods using the Zenpukuji River basin as the site. The reason for selecting the site is that there is a continuous green zone where the ecosystem is barely maintained in the 23 wards of Tokyo, and there is a civic activity to regenerate the river solidified by the revetment. When this method is applied to the entire basin, the continuation of the ground spreads like veins, and the infiltration and utilization of rainwater into the ground reduces the inflow to sewage, which can contribute to the control of rivers and the improvement of water quality. Can be played. The housing model is based on basic modularization while considering the method of creating continuity, and applies this module to the site, which is a flooded area, and proposes the relationship between rivers and reductions. To achieve this, we will cooperate with citizens' activities to regenerate the river that has been consolidated by the revetment and with local governments. The outlook for this plan is the idea that the city and nature can be reconstructed by expanding this plan along the river to the city center in a continuous manner.

Like a cat looking at the sky

We think that cats are the ones who enjoy the city the most, and propose apartments that are considered from the perspective of cats. This apartment complex consists of vertically stacking each room of 1R to 3LDK dwelling units as a tower on the 1st to 6th floors, and one tower becomes one dwelling unit. With this configuration, residents can acquire a space from the first floor to the rooftop and live while choosing a place to spend depending on their mood. It's like a cat climbing up a wall and looking for a sunny place, wandering around and looking for a comfortable place to live. There are couples in the dark on the 1st floor, reading in the sun on the 3rd floor, and doing yoga on the rooftop that seamlessly connects to the park. I found "city-likeness" in that all landscapes are mixed and there are various options for living.

Architecture with small others

Human life in modern architecture is as simple as a paramecium. Paramecium moves forward and turns when it hits, and by repeating this, it reaches food. Similarly, people get up, go to work, eat, go home, and sleep at night. That is probably because architecture is made only for people to live in. In the past, people lived a rich life by coexisting not only with people but also with the surrounding environment and life. We propose apartments that change the sense of life by meeting and coexisting with these "small others."

Kemono Michinomachi

I thought about "diameter" not from a big perspective as an infrastructure, but from a small step where people and animals start to move.
We will create a city with a "diameter" that reflects the will of people, animals, and plants, like a beast road that is created by people and animals passing through convenient places as a travel route over many years.
Instead of asphalt, spread soil and grass while interweaving water-retaining panels and coconut husk mats.
As a result, the "diameter" through which humans and animals pass will naturally become apparent, creating a landscape.
The creation of a beast road in the city will change the behavior of architecture. Open the piloti that was created by the reduction to the city and create a place where people can gather. We will expand the range of our lives by turning unused rooms into greenhouses and terraces.
By manifesting the activities of people and animals with the idea of a beast road and creating a connection between architecture and the city, it will become a "city where the diameter is born" over a long period of time.

Beekeeping

The site is Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. A middle-rise office is built facing the main street, and a townhouse remains in the gap. In a city where old and new buildings coexist, we propose a house that coexists with bees as a medium to reconnect the divided ones. Kyoto has a high rate of greenery, but in the city center there are many small green spaces owned by the company or privately owned, which are invisible to the public. Bees find these greens and indirectly create a rich relationship between people and greens to produce Kyoto-flavored honey. Bees have a habit of jumping high and descending to flowers when collecting nectar, so by taking a beekeeping hut in the upper part, the flow lines of people and bees are separated, the coffee room that provides honey is on the first floor, and the residence is 2 Installed on the floor. By keeping a lot of bees, the activity of plants is promoted, birds and the like are gathered, and greening is progressing including the rooftop in the neighborhood. Even though it is a gap between buildings, it transforms into a living environment where greenery and living things are close to each other. 

BUG's LIFE (insects + people)
Boundary group between poultry house and gap
​~ Related architect ~
Algorithmic Architecture

Algorithm architecture is a design method that uses information processing technology and involves fine discrete processes with fine resolution, and redefines the relationship between nature and humans, and the relationship between nature and act = artificial construction. Nature is an infinite continuum, but when human interpretation is added to it in the process of design, it is inevitably "discretized" into finite elements. An algorithm is also a method for discretizing and understanding nature, but unlike the conventional coarse resolution discretization process up to modern times, it discretizes nature with finer resolution and nature as a continuum. It is an attempt to get as close as possible to itself.

​~ Related architectural ideas ~
Algorithmic Architecture

Algorithm architecture is a design method that uses information processing technology and involves fine discrete processes with fine resolution, and redefines the relationship between nature and humans, and the relationship between nature and act = artificial construction. Nature is an infinite continuum, but when human interpretation is added to it in the process of design, it is inevitably "discretized" into finite elements. An algorithm is also a method for discretizing and understanding nature, but unlike the conventional coarse resolution discretization process up to modern times, it discretizes nature with finer resolution and nature as a continuum. It is an attempt to get as close as possible to itself.

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[F2] Subjective proposal of space
[1] Evaluation items for architectural design and each proposal process

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