The Tenjinyama Atelier & Gunma Residence by the Japanese Architect Takashi Fujino from Ikimono Architects blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior, introducing the sky and nature in the interior.
Atelier Tenjinyama Technical Information
- Architect: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
- Location: Gunma, Japan
- Project Year: 2011
- Typology: Commercial & Offices / Office + Residential
- Structural Engineers: Akira Suzuki / ASA
- General Contractors: Kenchikusha Shiki Inc.
- Structure: Reinforced concrete
- Site area: 177.18 square meters
- Building area: 61.93 square meters
- Photographs: © Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
On spring, smell of flower covers the office,
On summer, shade of tree is dropped,
On autumn, the leaf falls in the bed of awaking,
On winter, the Sunshine pours into the ground.
– Takashi Fujino
Atelier Tenjinyama Article
Text by the Architects
This building was born to be able to hold it to prevent rain and wind.
This building is made only of four pieces of walls and roofs. The primitive constitution showed the possibility “that a person seemed to be able to spend somehow.” In fact, it rises in joy and presence of mind and discovery here.
As for the design method, simplicity is evident. Make a box to live in, establish the window to be connected to the town, grind a ceiling transparently to look up at the sky, plant a tree to make a bower, create a floor soil so that a root grows, and raise a ceiling to be brought up considerably. So there are various scenes inside and out that come across the stage beyond the imagination.
This is the comfort of the kinds, unlike a feeling of outdoor openness. There is comfort in leading to the outside from the place that was followed physically and psychologically or enjoying wind and rain not to prevent them.
Atelier Tenjinyama Gallery
Atelier Tenjinyama Video
About Ikimono Architects
Ikimono Architects have a unique and alternative perception concerning architecture and the city. The relationship between these two factors is very important to them, and the understanding between private and public is further developed through their work. To these architects, city life enters the privacy of a residence, reflecting the life of the outside. Through the exterior spaces, the essence of privacy is interpreted as breaking all illusionist barriers between the outer and inner worlds.