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June 1, 2020
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[146] Artificial invasion of nature
Koki Haba (Japan)

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The shrine must have been originally connected to the ground. Therefore, the shrine on top of a medium-sized building in Japan is connected to the earth through a pipe filled with soil. Water, gas, and electricity are lined up, and they exist as the infrastructure of the shrine. On the other hand, there are movements all over the world to reconsider how to interact with the earth. Above all, in densely populated cities, it is important to form a plant-based ecosystem. In such a movement, it can be said that greening of buildings is mandatory. In this house, greening is considered the fourth living infrastructure, and the inside and outside of the building is plumbed with pipes. The plants inside and outside the building grow gradually by the rainwater flowing through the pipes and the soil that connects to the ground, gradually forming an ecosystem. After all, it spreads throughout the city and forms a network through birds and insects. This is a design practice that helps plants invade architecture.    


Koki Haba
Born in Yamaguchi, Japan in 1997 / Graduated from Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science in 2019 / Currently a postgraduate of YAMANA Laboratory, Department of Architecture, Tokyo University of Science since 2019