ryue nishizawa: house & garden
dec 20, 2011
ryue nishizawa: house & garden


‘house & garden’ by ryue nishizawa, tokyo, japan
image © iwan baan

japanese architect ryue nishizawa has recently completed ‘house & garden’, a residence in tokyo, japan. a series of stacked
concrete floor slabs bordered with transparent railings and curtains, this four-storey dwelling is enclosed with walls
of household plants growing within pots. generous balconies and terraces push the main living space from the street.
these outdoor areas are filled with greenery, making the home seem more like a vertical garden.
the architect has also opted to use curtains on both the interior and exterior of the house to provide privacy
and divide up the living space.


street elevation
image © iwan baan


image © iwan baan


image © iwan baan


image © iwan baan


(left) room with soil floor
(right) dining area
images © iwan baan


image © iwan baan


(left) vertical circulation core
(right) steel stair passes through concrete floor plates
images © iwan baan


image © iwan baan


image © iwan baan

 


image © iwan baan


image © iwan baan


image © iwan baan

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library