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Junya Ishigami

Kokage-gumo . Tokyo

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There is an old house in Kudanshita, built in 1927 by the industrialist Mankichi Yamaguchi. Among those involved in its creation, there is Tacchu Naito who designed the structural plans for Tokyo Tower. In the beautiful old garden of this house, a sunshade was planned to sofly block the sunlight exclusively during the summer of 2021. Continue reading Junya Ishigami

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Junya Ishigami

House & restaurant . Yamaguchi

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I am thinking about architecture that is like a rock. When I gaze at a rock I become fascinated by its diversity and complexity. This may be due to the serendipity that occurs within the process of rock formation.

Some rocks remind me of the shape of a face, and other ones remind me of a saw. There are rocks with huge holes, and others that are as enormous as a mountain. Rocks are solid structures that are also sculptural; they are landscapes that can shape a space with infinite variations. Continue reading Junya Ishigami