“returning to the building program, it becomes apparent that these individual boxes, much like the compartments of a bento box, do not necessitate a particular program – bedroom or laundry room, rice or pickled radish. while each building has been demarcated with a particular program in the plans of the complex, these are by no means definitive, as earlier renditions of the plan indicate.”

22/08/2011 § Leave a comment

nicolas allinder, diagrams of moriyama house (2010)

 

chopsticks at the ready, moriyama house is a bento box with individual pristine and paper-thin containers carefully laid out on the table of a tokyo block.  in contrast, imagine the traditional japanese house as a bento box in its pre-consumption state, well-stacked and organized in a perceptibly rational and efficient manner.  ryue nishizawa’s moriyama house is a fragmented set of simple, unadorned structures whose interior space and program, much like a skyscraper, is unapparent from the exterior.  therefore in order to understand the moriyama house, one must focus on the layout, each individual building’s program, and the structure and envelope of the buildings.

 

pre- or post-consumption?

a young hare

 

 

notes:

[title, images and text]    all come from an analysis of the moriyama house produced by nicolas allinder.

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