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GEOSONG

Designed by

MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS

Fumio Araki

Title:

GEOSONG

Category:

Architectural Design Category

Location:

Kanagawa, Japan

Designer:

MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS

Website:

Moriyuki Ochiai, Jun Ueda, Amit Arunabh,Shinnihon Corporation

Team:

Fumio Araki
Fumio Araki
Fumio Araki
Fumio Araki

Fumio Araki

Photo Credits:

MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS

Copyrights:

'-Colorful Strata and the Sparkle of Spring Water-

We performed the design for a residential building located in a hilly area.

Thus, we set out to integrate into our design the structure of the earth while echoing the natural forces shaping the hills, strata/soil, and spring water found therein.

The exterior of the building is layered in a gradation of stacked blue and green strata and faults. The result is a rhythmical facade that changes its expression depending on the position and incidence of the viewer's gaze.

Illuminated polygonal recesses dot the entirety of the ceiling and walls of the entrance hall and inside them can be found curving recycled aluminum sheets evoking the flowing water of a spring, thus revealing natural motifs representing small hills, sections of sloping strata, and the freshness of spring water.

Resonating with the landscape of rolling hills, this residential building channels and gives form to the natural energy embedded in the multiple layers of intertwined strata and springs surrounding it.

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