• Company Name TakaToku Nishi Phenomena Construction Studio
  • Entry Name Ripple
  • Category
    • Architecture & Art
    • Conceptual Architecture
    • Light Art
    • Daylight project
  • Clients
  • Lead Designer Takatoku Nishi
  • Design Team
  • Completion Date December 10, 2020
  • Size 95㎡
  • Location 12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, TOKYO
  • Photo Credit PHOTO SHOOTING : © Nacása & Partners Inc. Futa MORIISHI, DRONE SHOOTING : Yukihide Nakano ​
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On sunny days, when the sun shines and a certain amount of wind blows, light is led into the space from the pipes in the ceiling, creating a phenomenon of light that looks like drops falling onto the surface of water. The light constantly moves with the wind and falls to reveal new sights. This architectural space is a remarkable manifestation of the seasonal, daily and time-of-day changes caused by the atmosphere, and the sights that can be experienced differ depending on the time of day when you visit. It is an accidental creation of nature, which we humans cannot manipulate. This was built as his PhD graduation project. The site is located between the Zoo and the university and offers a rich vegetation and animal presence that one would not expect in an urban area. The environment is characterised by its ability to receive the full movement of the sun and to allow the wind to pass through. He designed the space based on the shape of the site, the direction of the sun and wind, and the average wind speed, and did all the construction himself.