Assessment 3 due in week 9
The technique I have chosen for this assessment is ‘A cut of paper puzzle of the interiors of the city/ An invisible architecture’ by Junya Ishigami who is the famous Japanese architect.
In his idea of architecture, the relationship between nature and architecture is the most important aspect.
For example, Figure 1, the Architecture Exhibited, The greenhouse by Junya Ishigami 2008. “I don’t consider architecture as just a man-made environment; it should embrace nature,” says Ishigami, whose buildings can appear as frames for forests in which the technical structures seem to melt away. Combining the ethereal transparency of the most technically sophisticated modernism with the chaotic unpredictability of nature, his buildings often mirror greenhouses. In the exhibition, many greenhouses have been designed by Ishigami which they all surround by the nature environment such as trees and the use of the pillow and all the white material strongly connect within the natures. As what Ishigami says “I don’t consider architecture as just a man-made environment; it should embrace nature,” the building appears the framing of the forest which the human technical structure has been melted away.
Figure 2 is the model that Ishigami made where the bottom part is made by soft wood which is usually represented as soil, and there are some thin column placed around the centre where the trees or plant at.
My first model is using wood sticks as the column around the middle tree, I used white foam board as the base of my model and the fake grass ground on it, this will make the model more clear and soft.
My second model and third model are using the width wood sticks by the think side to be the column. The second model is square, and the third model I decide to become a circle. The top cover I choose to stick the width wood sticks as a net shape.
My fourth model has more changes than the first three models. This time I used wood cylinder to surround the tree and lines up to the top as the cover, this will not block the sun light and rain.
My final model is using more profession wood cylinder and the vertical part, I used lines instead of other hard materials, this is because people can see through the tree clearer and won’t block their views. The plants can enjoy the sunlight, rain water and soft wind. And I placed five fake trees together to become one.
For Junya Ishigami, the greatest architect is nature. His inspiration comes as much from forests, lakes and panoramic…www.gq-magazine.co.uk