1) Dismantling. The scale of the neighbourhood.
Moriyama House, Ryue Nishizawa.
The keywords describing the project are from the presentation of this project in Tokyo Metabolizing. This project is a very specific solution to a problem of how to inhabit and how to live. It leans heavily on a number of behaviours only present in this specific context of the contemporary Japanese city.
3) Smallness. Adjusting to the scale of the human body. Volumes with singular purpose.
3) Smallness. Looking up inside bathroom. By manipulating the scale of the spaces the feel odd and behave in a different way than expected.
2) Acentricity. The space between the 4 houses belonging to Moriyama and the sunken house forms a kind of courtyard.
7) The Absence of Borders. The picture is full of borders but even when they occur they are somehow controlled and contained.
6) Multiple tenancy/density.