Text description provided by the architects. Golf and Club House
Golf is a sport that makes people who usually ride on cars and walk on sidewalks or asphalts return to nature and be united with it. In particular, a club house is space where people talk, eat, change clothes, or take a bath in a tub while viewing the nature. The club house provides people who live dry lives in modern times with Utopia-like space before Industrial Revolution.
A long and narrow land was a limitation in designing a club house of this country club. If the necessary rooms are built in a line, a long building over 100 meters which is like the Great Wall of China will cut the golf course in half. To solve the problem, the building was built as short as possible, and cut from here and there so that it looks as if green zones go through the building in between. The building is a straight line from the entrance where people leave their golf bags to the lobby, locker, and finally spa room where privacy is needed most. As the nature penetrates between the rooms, people continually communicate with the nature when they move according to the moving sequence.
Interweaving with Nature
This club house was intended to look as if the land was interwoven like bamboo strips interwoven to make bamboo ware. The rooms were designed to look as if being inserted in between the fabric made of warp threads and fillings. The walls were covered with Pachysandra terminalis and ivy to express the feeling of a lifted land. The afforested walls also become an environment-friendly factor that raises energy efficiency of the building.