ryo yamada + scu yamada studio: 0.82m architecture ryo yamada + scu yamada studio: 0.82m architecture
jul 11, 2012

ryo yamada + scu yamada studio: 0.82m architecture

0.82㎡ architecture’ by ryo yamada

japanese architect ryo yamada has presented his latest work titled ‘0.82m architecture’ where three 0.82 square meter structures are positioned as if they were placed around a small yard, with a small terrace and a chair. the idea was conceived from the definition of a tea ceremony, one of the most important traditional and cultural activities conducted in japan. each participant of the ceremony follows a ritual of preparing and drinking tea on half of a tatami mat area (0.82 meters squared), reflecting through a spiritual space of concentration and diffusion. 

each formation is designed without a roof. although it is a simple construction, the sense of viewing the infinite sky through the
installed mirror allows us to feel that a part of our body is in perfect harmony with nature. the composition will end up becoming one
with the forest as it will slowly be covered by plants. as each structure is blanketed with greenery, they will become the smallest place
as a contact point between people and the woods where we are able to imagine the infinitely-expanding landscape.

infinite sky through the installed mirror

structure is designed without a roof

half of a tatami mat space (0.82㎡)

dreams of becoming one with the forest as it will slowly be covered by plants

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  • beam me up Scotty

    JJ says:
  • Dumb. I would spend exactly one second looking through it, purely from curiosity. Then I would leave and go on a nature walk.

    JJ says:
  • I would practice yoga here….. unfortunately in the United States it would be spray painted, tipped off its foundation and burned within a week.

    rich says:

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