Unchanging essence and changing times
It can be said that the environment surrounding us changes from day to day, but if we change our view, it can be said that it has not changed much since long ago. Similarly, it can be said that our life continues to change according to social changes, but it can be said that it has not changed substantially since ancient times.
For us, thinking of architecture is to identify the “essence” that does not change with respect to the required function, and to envision it as a space that should be drawn, “now”.
Establishment of a place that “fits” the topography
Architecture can be said to be a place on the ground. Although the earth is one, there is no same place, and each has a small topography. The topography is continuous and generates wind and determines the sun. As a result, vegetation is formed, creating an environment and creating our life.
We are always thinking about the way of architecture that does not oppose such “topography”. This is because reading the “topography” and creating a “suitable” place is the most appropriate way to sustain society while enjoying the richness of nature.
Uniqueness of architecture
We believe that there are things like “topography” not only in the physical land but also in various activities such as commerce, agriculture, education, culture and religion that surround us. If the conditions of function, client, surrounding environment, history, management vision, cost, law, etc. are regarded as a collection of small topography, the unique “topography” as the background of the project can be obtained by reading and linking these relationships. I can see it. We envision architecture as a concrete form that fits the unique “topography”. This is because it is the best way to coexist with nature and enrich and sustain human activities. As a result, just as the same topography is not found anywhere, we believe that reading a unique topography creates a unique architecture.