Location: Yamaguchi, Japan, 2016 [In Construction] [Team] [Intern] Junya Ishigami + Associates, Tokyo Kei Sato, Xiao Han, Yuki He Rhino, Grasshopper, Autocad, Vray, Ps, Ai
Rocks are solid structure which are also sulptural, they are landscapes that can shape a space with infinite variations. Architecture could be formed somehow naturally. Just as rocks area generated by solidifying sediment. The client asked for a restaurant and a residence for its owner with limited budget. Is there any way to build it simply and easily? The idea is to dig a series of holes on the site. And then pour the concrete into the holes. As a result, a rock-like concrete colume appears. After cleaning up at the unneccessary soils and installing doors and glasses in between concrete. A simple, natrural architecture is achieved.The surface of the concrete appears differently at each location. The contingency adds richness to this space. This is not only architecture but also landscape itself.
Since this project is a combination of restaurant and housing. Some certain location are designed to have natural water curtains when it comes to rainy season. The task is to design a roof drainage system which can let the rain flow naturally. At the same time, visitors can see the roof at the entrance of the building. It is better to design the slopes as in visible as possible. Accoring to the plan and distribution of programs. We set some certain points and connect them to make invisible cannals for water to accumulate. We also made many physical models and experiments trying to test the angles, heights and distance. After all, I present drawings and sections indicating contours of the roof.
Liantang Port Customs is an important new Customs between Hongkong and Shenzhen. CCDI Shenzhen designed half part of the building and Hongkong design team designed another part of this building. My job in team was design the Flag building besides the main Customs. The building was 7 levels including office area, meeting room and a viewing platform on top level. The Flag building mainly served the staff and leaders.