Earth House (C3 no.415)

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Earth House _ Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

C3 no.415 / pp.160-173 (14 pages)

 

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Earth House _ Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

Osaka, Japan, 2018

A house of topographical layers
Architect Tomohiro Hata was approached by a client with a unique philosophical concern. The client was experiencing the overwhelming feeling that despite living in a developed society, in urban areas in particular, it would seem that something fundamentally human has been lost. Intrinsically linked to this feeling of a certain ‘inhuman’ quality is the cycle of unnecessary demolitions of buildings still in the prime of life. Space, disconnected from natural ecosystems and instead controlled by technology, contributes to this dissonance. […]