Shigeru Ban Architects conceived this house in Japan as part of an ongoing study on Mies Van der Rohe’s work.
With the several projects up until now, we have developed concepts based on Mies Van der Rohe’s works as a theme.
In this case, the concept of the Solid Cedar House has been developed as an extension of the ongoing studies.
In the way that Mies used concrete and brick as structure and partition walls as a device to create the sequence of connecting interior space with exterior landscape, in this work, solid cedar walls and slabs (ceiling and roof) cut out various views within the different spaces that are created. The walls not only frame the views, but within this site, also function to conceal neighboring houses and roads.