Ryue Nishizawa’s Garden & House With No Walls

Like the celebrated Moriyama House by the same architect, 'Garden & House', built in Tokyo in 2013, is a building where the boundaries between inside and outside are blurred.

09.08.2018

Photo courtesy of Office of Ryue Nishizawa

Architect Ryue Nishizawa, one half of architectural duo SANAA, is famous for creating buildings with an exploded structure, like Moriyama House. Garden & House is a concept house in Tokyo that covers an area of 66m2 and is spread over five floors.

The house is situated on an area of land just four metres wide, between two large buildings. To optimise the space, the architect designed a wall-less house. ‘The entirety is a wall-less building designed to provide an environment with maximum sunlight despite the dark site conditions’, the architect explains to magazine DezeenEach room has curtains, as well as plants and a small garden of its own to shield it from prying eyes. 

The exact location of this private house have never been mentioned by the architects in order to preserve the owners’ tranquillity, some people discovered it while wandering through Tokyo’s Hatchobori district.

Photo courtesy of Office of Ryue Nishizawa

Photo courtesy of Office of Ryue Nishizawa

Photo courtesy of Office of Ryue Nishizawa