Circulation House, Nagano – Tomoko Taguchi Architect & Associates
Housing Excellence Award Competition 30 selections chosen by Toyo Ito and Terunobu Fujimori. Sleeping in various places according to changing seasons, a pleasant place to eat, feeling the changing of the day, unwind in one of the water fluctuation and feel a connection with the ground, feel the wind over the place that are intended to deepen the sense of a rich body. Where the sun, earth, wind, stones, water, trees, named six of which will be in response to spatial features and functions. Create a land use distribution by dividing the entire premises, but as equivalent to the external elements and interior parts such as gardens and woods, forming the building while responding to environmental factors such as wind and solar. Living space is to use energy with maximum passive place of water or heat circulation device, placed around the device to actively work with the hands living environment. Making compost making compost in vegetable fields, rainwater harvesting, geothermal, thermal storage wall, solar, and to plan with their circulatory system. Wanted to make a house nestled with such awareness will open slowly and follow the deep memories of natural and magical lambency each place.