angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens

HAJIME YOSHIDA’s Warakuen enriches Johana’s landscape

 

Warakuen is a Japanese-style landscape design project by Hajime Yoshida located in Johana, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. The design features black concrete walls that create a sequence within the Japanese garden, allowing visitors to experience the changing scenery throughout the four seasons.

 

To bring order to the expansive site, a folly is positioned at its center. A 45-degree angled black wall within the folly guides visitors along its path. The existing well on the site is covered with stone to mark the beginning of a new narrative. Stone benches and tables are integrated into the landscape, enhancing the garden’s functionality and aesthetics.

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
all images courtesy of Hajime Yoshida

 

 

Japanese Tea Ceremony Traditions Inspire Warakuen’s Design

 

The composition of diagonal elements in the square echoes the arrangement of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, where a ladle is placed diagonally on the furnace, further tying the design to cultural traditions. Warakuen project by Hajime Yoshida Architecture Studio creates a serene and contemplative space.

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
Warakuen by Hajime Yoshida in Johana, Toyama Prefecture

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
Japanese garden design featuring black concrete walls

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
visitors experience changing scenery throughout the four seasons

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
central folly brings order to the expansive site

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
45-degree angled black wall guides visitors along its path

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enhancing functionality and aesthetics of the garden

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
stone benches and tables blend seamlessly into the landscape

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
ladle placement inspires the garden’s design composition

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
diagonal elements echo traditional Japanese tea ceremony

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cultural traditions integrated into modern landscape design

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
Warakuen creates a serene and contemplative space

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
traditional and contemporary elements in harmony

angled walls and folly composition by hajime yoshida echoes traditional japanese gardens
the project sees the renovation of an existing warehouse

 

project info:

 

name: Warakuen
architect: Hajime Yoshida Architecture | @hajime.yoshida.architecture
location: Johana, Toyama Prefecture, Japan

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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