HIRONAKA OGAWA | GARDEN TREE HOUSE

by Vanna Villa

Azelkova tree and a Camphor tree stood on the site since the time the main house was build thirty-five years ago.  Removing these trees was one of the design requirements because the new additional building could not be built if these trees remained.  When I received the offer for the project, I thought of various designs before I visited the site for the first time.  However, all my thoughts were blown away as soon as I saw the site in person.

 

The two trees stood there quite strongly. I listen to the stories in detail; the daughter has memories of climbing these trees when she was little.

 

These trees looked over the family for thirty-five years.  They colored the gardenand grew up with the family.  Therefore, utilizing these trees and creating a new place for the client became the main theme for the design.

 

Text provided by the architects 

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