Garden and House by Ryue Nishizawa
Garden and House in Tokyo is an curious house designed by an architect Ryue Nishizawa. Made of stacked concrete floor slabs the house seems very open and airy thanks to sleek railings and open balconies filled with planter pots overlooking the street. The four-storey structure features curtains as a method of increasing privacy in such open space.
Garden and House
The house seems to be very open but there are enclosed private areas that are disguised behind all the greenery. The modern glass boxy structures include various rooms at each of the floors. Thus each room has its own small garden that allows a resident to enjoy it without actually leaving the building as well as breathing the fresh air.
The architect’s idea was to create a building without walls so the stacked slabs were taken as a base. The transparent railings add airiness to the terraces and a whole feel of the building is very open and almost public.
The rooms enclosed within the structure are also hidden behind the curtains to increase privacy and the terraces also feature the eaves to disguise and protect the terrace from the public eye.
Such green facade is an amazing addition to the urban landscape. The plants make for a full-grown garden even featuring small trees planted in a pot. Some modern houses employ this idea of facade greenery to increase not only the appeal of the building but also do good for environment.
While vertical garden is a great substitute for lack of garden space this one makes for pleasant and comfy living among the greenery. There are benches and desks set on the terraces surrounded with planters and pots with various beautiful plants.
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