Assistant建筑事物设计所的Hiroi Ariyama和Megumi Matsubara高兴地宣布，在日本长野的Karuizawa森林里，一座名为“这就是花园”（ IT IS A GARDEN）的建筑完工了。
Hiroi Ariyama & Megumi Matsubara of the architectural firm ASSISTANT are pleased to announce the completion of a house IT IS A GARDEN, in the forest of Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan.
IT IS A GARDEN stands in the forest of Karuizawa, surrounding and surrounded by the trees and plants of the forest. The house was designed as a guest house containing a private art gallery for the owner’s collection.
The architecture shape as flat and square, the one-story house has a floor plan entirely defined by five courtyards alone.
All facades of the building are made of concrete walls and black glass, clearly dividing its interior space from the external environment.
The exterior roofs tilt inwards only vertically inviting light as well as shadows and reflections of the surrounding nature. The interior roofs and floor levels consequently create rhythmical geometry to support the simplicity of the exterior.
All rooms are designed to face the courtyards each of which is distinct in character designed to receive light at different times of the day. The sun rises and sets. The moon waxes and wanes. This unbroken rhythm of light, to which we submit the entire architecture.
In the design of IT IS A GARDEN, the concept of vertical interplay of the sun through the courtyards crosses with the horizontal connection to the Japanese natural sceneries.The slants of light at ever-changing angles, the shadow of the forest trees, as well as komorebi—the interplay of light and leaves.
They keep moving and draw a garden of shadows all over the floor at the speed of the moving sun and wind.
The interior glass walls and windows create a garden of kaleidoscopic reflections of trees and plants projected on them from every courtyard.Not only the courtyards, but such gardens made of immaterial elements that emerge between interplay of vertical and horizontal relationships to nature are also the gardens meaningfully designed in this hous
Light and shadows move freely as if they were the main inhabitants of this house. The client of the house desired it to be a private space to provide inspiration more than anything else. The architects answered that the first priority of this house should become the sunlight—light being the permanent host, closest cohabitant.
设计单位：Assistant Architecture Studio :Hiroi Ariyama & Megumi Matsubara
摄影师：Assistant Architecture Studio + DAICI ANO
项目名称:这就是花园 / It Is A Garden
首席建筑师Hiroi Ariyama和Megumi Matsubara
Project name IT IS A GARDEN
Architecture Firm ASSISTANT / Hiroi Ariyama & Megumi Matsubara
Office website http://www.withassistant.net
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Architects Hiroi Ariyama & Megumi Matsubara
Project Location Nagano, Japan
Completion Year 2016
Total floor area 475 sqm
Built Area 523 sqm
Photographer(s) credit Daici Ano, ASSISTANT *For the guidance of photo credits, please check PhotoCredit.txt in IMG folder enclosed in the material package
Structural engineer Konishi Structural Engineers
Construction company Niitsu Gumi
Purpose Guest house & Private gallery
Site area 2963 sqm
Total floor area 475 sqm
Structure Reinforced concrete
Number of storeys 1
Project duration 36 months (from design through construction in total)
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