Combining local materials with references to the Shintoist tradition, Japanese architect Koji Kakiuchi designed and built a shelter in a stand of trees in the town of Nara which blends into the landscape and becomes an integral part of it. His purpose is contemplation of the vegetation and the search for a sustainable relationship between contemporary architecture and nature.
Architectural projects funded by the Secretaria de Turismo del Estado de Jalisco in Mexico for the Virgin of the Rosary Pilgrimage Route include shelters designed by Luis Aldrete in Estanzuela and Atenguillo which are based on the principles of standardisation but differ according to their location and fit naturally into their surroundings thanks to the clay colour of the prefabricated blocks.
A project which is the story and analysis of a life, a refuge of the spirit in which to enjoy the view, the dawning light and the ocean waves, designed by EASTERN design office in response to their client’s request.
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