Lecture and Seminar by Kengo Kuma in Singapore
Anti-Object: Architecture that Dissolves into Environment
Tsuto Sakamoto
Dwelling and the Land
This issue features dwellings that are premised on special relationships to their sites and to nature. Each of them stands as a quiet witness to the changing patterns of the seasons, embracing the site and blending into the landscape. These houses incorporate the distinctive characteristics of theirlocal environments, allowing their residents to feel the light ofthe sun and the breath of the wind. From the descriptions anddrawings, it is clear that the architects have thought long anddeeply about how to respond to all of these elements.
Instead of concentrating on a particular region, this issue introduces residences from all over the world. Differences inculture, climate, and surroundings are evident, along withresponses to specific requests from the residents. But at the sametime these new dwellings are informed by a global perspectiveon the issues facing architecture today.
For this issue, the Canadian architect Brigitte Shim has contributed an essay on the relationship between architectureand the landscape.
Essay: Nature, Culture of the Local
Brigitte Shim
Saucier + Perrotte Architectes
House in the Eastern Townships
Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
Ravine Guesthouse
House on Hurricane Lake
Toshiko Mori
House in Taghkanic
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
Delta Shelter
Montecito Residence
Glenn Murcutt
House in Kangaroo Valley
Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hchler Architekten
Holiday House, Vn
Erkki Kairamo and Aulikki Jylh
Villa Aulikki
Powerhouse Company
Villa 1
Gianni Botsford Architects
Casa Kike
Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Summer House
Shigeru Ban Architects
Kirinda Houses Post-Tsunami Rehabilitation Project
Jarmund/Vigsns AS Architects MNAL
Triangle House
Edge House
Farm House