muji x atelier bow-wow's terraced rice field office for tokyo's house vision
 
muji x atelier bow-wow's terraced rice field office for tokyo's house vision
aug 01, 2016

muji x atelier bow-wow's terraced rice field office for tokyo's house vision

house vision 2016 tokyo: on the exhibition grounds, muji and japanese studio atelier bow-wow have realized two ‘residences’ in the form of pavilions purposed for farm and city settings. the collaboration to create ‘tanada terrace office’ draws influences from traditional hut settlements commonly seen in rural japan.

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muji chose the village of kamanuma – an area known for its rice / paddy fields – and along with atelier bow-wow, the structures aim to bring people together to small rice planting and harvesting events. the elevated hut has been created with an open-nature comprised of two floors. a narrow staircase takes people upstairs where timber awning windows open outwards to mimic the traditional A-line roof.

 

the pavilion aims to enable people to bring their urban working environment to the rural setting. ultimately, it highlights the importance of rice farming in japanese culture, where the management of paddy fields have improved the development of water management, as well as shaping the distinctive scenery.

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traditionally, the straw left over after rice harvesting was turned into rope, straw sandals and new year decorations

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the upper floor is for working, with the videos that open to reveal views of the surroundings

 

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visualization of the scheme before it was constructed

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