Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
Location: Hokkaido, Japan
Structural Engineer: Daisuke Hasegawa & Partners
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 26.47 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Jun Igarashi Architects
Located in Kamifurano, Hokkaido, this lot is occupied by Farm Tomita, a famous sightseeing spot. Without any landmark at the entrance to the farm, the large line of people, cars, and buses caused a certain amount of confusion. Thus, there was a need for a signal or gate at the main entrance. I began by researching a variety of thing like the state of the line and the existing facilities.
The results and the issue of visibility prompted me to create a volume using various sizes of house forms. Although they had a special application as a signal, by erecting the forms there, I attempted to create a new comfortable place that would serve as a trigger on the site.
* Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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