Natural habitat in the urban cement jungle: Garden Plant, Tokyo Plant and Living House

Living in a crowded and narrow urban jungle, limited by the small space of the interior, the gardening dream of planting a garden can only be buried deep in the heart. But the Japanese designer who won the Pritzker PrizeNishizawa(Ryue Nishizawa), this kind of wish is fully practiced to create an unprecedented five-storey plant natural house; more rare, in Tokyo, where living space is limited, it seems to be an oasis in a desert city.


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I entrusted Nishizawa to create such a green building. Two writers living in the business district hope to transform the small apartment with a floor width of only 4 meters into a multi-purpose living room with both studio and home. space. Nishizawa uses a large amount of glass building materials to replace the traditional cement brick walls, creating more transparency for the space, and using the geometric structure of white steel or cement as the main structure. "My ultimate goal is to hope for multiple levels. The horizontal space creates a free building without walls."


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The internal planting of the whole building not only provides a more vivid expression of gray and white in the original house, but also serves as a natural barrier separating the pedestrians from the outdoor and the owner of the indoor living. The large amount of sunlight introduced by large transparent glass is just for the photosynthesis of many plants. It also allows the indoors from the living room, bathroom, bedroom, study and so on, all of which have their own gardens, creating more rest space for life.


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The more people are isolated from the natural embrace, the more intense the desire to belong to the land; for modern people, the mansion is not a city building with a sculpt, and it is the true luxury that can be in close contact with nature. The works of Nishizawa, which coincides with the deepest desire of people, also create a green garden for the urban landscape.


Text / YaChen Chen
[This article is Polysh x La Vie activistCooperation article]
Photography & All Images via Iwan Baan.


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