Metamorphosis in the Forest
By : KOTOAKI ASANO Architect & Associates
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14e édition
Discipline : Urban Design, Landscape Architecture & Landscaping
Categories : Landscape Architecture / Housing Project Landscape Architecture : Platinum Winner
Categories : Landscape Architecture / Residential Landscape Architecture : Gold Certification
Categories : Lanscaping / Landscape of the House Perimeter : Gold Certification
Categories : Special Awards / Art Integration in landscape and/or urban development. : Platinum Winner
Categories : Concept / concept in landscape and/or urban development : Silver Certification
“Metamorphosis in the Forest“ consists of “Gradation in the Forest” and “Three Cubes in the Forest”. The theme of this project is that spaces penetrates deeply into the forest.
“Gradation in the Forest“ is made as a collection of small spaces. So, the house might melt into the environment of the woods.
Playground equipment for children, public furniture, art objects, meditation rooms, small rest spaces, waiting rooms. “Three Cubes in the Forest“ are the micro-architectures with the various characteristics and functions. Three Cubes can be easily transported by a truck and can be installed.
“Gradation in the Forest“ is a house in a forest of a summer resort. The houses stand calmly in the forest. This house is made as a collection of small spaces. Various spaces were prepared in order to make living environment rich.
A gradual change of the quality of spaces was made, like the picture of "Metamorphosis" of M.C. Escher. In this house, the spaces with various characteristics exist as the process of ambiguous boundaries and continuous changes. Many spaces have kept the variegated characteristics of each space. And, many spaces smoothly sewn on so that the boundaries may be blot out.
This project is ongoing. New pavilions and artworks are planned in the Forest.
Architect : KOTOAKI ASANO Architect & Associates