Tunnel of Light by MAD Architects, in Niigata, Japan – 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Triennale installation of several permanent artistic spaces along the historic lookout tunnel, bringing back the cultural energy that once empowered the region.
The property is boxed in by neighboring houses, with a lack of natural light and dampness. Locating facades set back from surrounding properties would allow more natural light, but the design would be an alien element into the neighborhood. Instead, the home design maintains the densely packed atmosphere.
Design: Fujiwara Architects. A mezzanine-floored residence consisting of a single-roomed space, located on a fan-shaped site. The movements of the sun can be felt inside the house all throughout the year. Light coming from the east strikes the louvered boards before entering the house and reaching deep into its interior.
Architect: SPACESPACE. Located in a residential area in Ikoma-city, Nara: the architects stacked the garden and the parking lot at the same planar position by laying a concrete plane which is the roughly same size as living space, and lifting up the part of it to use its downside as the parking lot.