Slit Court By Eastern Design Office Has an Arboreal Touch

By: Christina Butty - Published: • References: eastern.e-arc.jp and dezeen
Many folks hate cities because there are not enough trees, while other people love the concrete. Japanese architecture firm Eastern Design Office has proposed an interesting solution to this classic conundrum with their Slit Court five-story residential project.

Located in Sumizome, Kyoto, Japan, residents enter the courtyard through a tunnel decorated with concrete shapes which represent cherry trees. It’s an interesting, beautiful idea, but I’m not sure that the Slit Court by Eastern Design Office will please nature lovers.