Titled 'Tree-Ness' and located in Tokyo, this mixed-use house is specifically designed to represent a token of organic architecture, as well as accommodate a multitude of generations. In recent years, builders have been focused on creating homes that emphasize the value of family.
The Akihisa Hirata architecture office creates a beautiful building that mixes brutalism, modernism and naturalism. Firstly, the "jumbled composition of concrete rooms" communicates a brutalist and highly abstract aesthetic. Secondly, the mixed-use house's tree-like framework — as established by the "hierarchical combination of different parts such as plants, pleats (as openings) and concrete boxes," not only allows for the home to be connected, it also brings about a wholesome component to the urban building.
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