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Ryue Nishiziwa’s Gorgeous Vertical Garden House Takes Root in Tokyo
Posted By Allison Leahy On February 11, 2012 @ 12:55 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,gallery,Vertical Garden | 1 Comment
Instead of a true facade, full-height windows, curtains , benches, and planters separate rooms and amenities. A living room and kitchen occupy the ground floor. Ascending the painted steel staircase leads to a first-floor bedroom, second-floor bedroom and bathroom, and up to the roof-terrace with an extra room for guests or storage (probably a good place for all the gardening tools). A thin layer of soil in the upper rooms creates cohesion and illuminates the architect’s vision  of a seamless indoors-outdoors  experience. The home is minimally furnished, but bursts with plants of every genus and species.
Wedged between two tall buildings and exploding with greenery, it would be easy to mistake this beautiful single-family home for a mysterious vertical garden . The open structure contrasts with Tokyo’s booming metropolis and stands as a reminder that urban density  doesn’t have to mean sacrificing clean breathable air and open space.
Ryue Nishiziwa is a Pritzker Prize  winner whose architectural expressions include meditations on natural space like the Teshima Art Museum , Love Planet Museum, and a handful of Japanese apartment buildings .
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 seamless : http://inhabitat.com/bright-brazilian-atmosphere-flows-through-naturally-ventilated-gymnasium-by-herzog-and-de-meuron/
 indoors-outdoors: http://inhabitat.com/san-franciscos-imaginatively-interconnected-harrison-1x2-residences-by-studio-12/
 vertical garden: http://inhabitat.com/tranquil-yoyogi-village-in-tokyo-features-a-verdant-interior-vertical-garden/
 urban density: http://inhabitat.com/tianjin-eco-city-is-a-futuristic-green-landscape-for-350000-residents/
 Pritzker Prize: http://www.pritzkerprize.com/about/purpose
 Teshima Art Museum: http://inhabitat.com/provocative-teshima-art-museum-in-japan-emulates-a-bead-of-water/
 Japanese apartment buildings: http://www.archsource.info/architects/896
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