"Cities without graveyards always only building your wherewithal ask who you are and attempt, through you, an answer, many answers snap to reasoning attention as you ease off reasoning and simply allow an architecturally guided bodying forth."
—Arakawa and Gins
Initially, modules were formed by associating a single street plan (path plan) with two different artificial terrains. Two instances of each module, either in the same orientation or at right angles to each other, delineate a district or park zone. Five nested, square tracts that cut past and override the modules are rotated and tilted. Neighboring districts incorporate oppositely pitched global tilts, or one district’s artificial terrain is the aboveground version of the other’s underside. In passing through the districts, the body —the architectural body—lives as a conversation between articulated terrains.Project Specifics:
- Status: First Prize - Competition 1994
- Program: Terrains, Modules and Parks as Reversible Destiny Villages
- Client: City of Fukuoka
- Location: Tokyo Bay, Japan