Nostalgic Future: Tezuka Architects lecture in Columbia

With spatial designs that are skillfully integrated with the outside environment, Takaharu Tezuka and Yui Tezuka from designs range from private houses to community buildings. Their most important works are; the Roof House, in which daily life expands onto the roof. Echigo Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science, which can be buried under 5m of snow. Fuji Kindergarten takes the form of a 200m-circumference oval-shaped roof space. In Woods of Net, 589 timber members are piled up to create a 320 cubic meter space to enclose the artwork.

Lecture is Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm in the Avery Hall, Auditorium, Columbia University.

Woods of Net / Tezuka Architects

Woods of Net / Tezuka Architects / TIS & PARTNERS, photo by Abel Erazo
Woods of Net / Tezuka Architects / TIS & PARTNERS, photo by Abel Erazo

During this last few months we have presented you several works by the japanese office Tezuka Architects. The houses have very strong concepts, tied to different ways of inhabiting these projects designed specifically for each client.

Now we present you Woods of Net, a permanent for japanese net artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam, in collaboration with structural engineers TIS & PARTNERS.

The pavilion is located at the Hakone Open-Air Museum, a unique open museum located in one of the most visited tourist spots in Japan. Woods of Net was added to the collection of art works as part of their 40th anniversary.

After the break, the architects description of the pavilion with photos by Abel Erazo.

Wall less house / Tezuka Architects

Principal use: Residence
Building site: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo,
Site area: 255.19m2
Footprint area: 50.84m2
Total floor area: 239.91m2
Number of stories: Basement, 3 Floors
Structure: Steel
Architects: Tezuka Architects – Takaharu+Yui Tezuka, Masahiro Ikeda, Makoto Takei
Structural desing: Ove Arup & Partners Japan Limited
Lighting design: Masahide Kakudate (Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates, Inc.)
Construction: Matsumoto Corporation
Design period: 2000.4-2000.12
Construction period: 2000.1-2000.6
Photography: Katsuhisa Kida / FOTOTECA

Roof House / Tezuka Architects

 

Katsuhisa Kida / FOTOTECA

Principal use: Residence
Building site: Hatano-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Site area: 298.59m2
Building area: 107.65m2
Total floor area: 96.89m2
Number of stories: 1F
Structure:
Architects: Tezuka Architects - Takaharu+Yui Tezuka, Masahiro Ikeda, Daisuke Sanada
Architectural and Structural desing: + MASAHIRO IKEDA co., ltd

Lighting design: Masahide Kakudate (Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates, Inc.)
Construction: Isoda
Design period: 2000.3-2000.8
Construction period: 2000.9-2001.3
Photography: Katsuhisa Kida / FOTOTECA

House to catch the forest / Tezuka Architects

Katsuhisa Kida / FOTOTECA

Principal use: Weekend House
Building site: Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan
Site area: 1054.10m2
Building area: 80.74m2
Total floor area: 80.74m2
Structure:
Architects: Tezuka Architects -Takaharu+Yui Tezuka, Masahiro Ikeda, Makoto Takei, Ryuya Maio
Architectural and Structural desing: + MASAHIRO IKEDA co., ltd
Lighting design: Masahide Kakudate (Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates, Inc.)
Construction: Kitano Kensetsu
Design period: 2003.4-2003.9
Construction period: 2003.10-2004.4
Photography: Katsuhisa Kida / FOTOTECA

Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects

A very delicate work by .

The house is located at the bottom of a hill. The floating roof allows the slope to continue through the internal space.

Principal use: Residence
Building site: Okayama,
Site area: 1035.92m2
Building area: 288.64m2
Total floor area: 342.70m2
Number of stories: 1F
Structure: Reinforced Concret + Steel
Architects: Tezuka ArchitectsTakaharu+Yui Tezuka, Masahiro Ikeda, Chie Nabeshima, Hiroshi Tomikawa
Architectural and Structural desing: Tezuka Architects + MASAHIRO IKEDA co., ltd
Lighting design: Masahide Kakudate (Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates, Inc.)
Construction: Kajima Corporation, Hiroshima
Design period: 2004.4-2004.12
Construction period: 2005.1-2005.8
Photography: Katsuhisa Kida / FOTOTECA