The site was bottom of the Kusatsu river which runs into the largest freshwater lake in Japan, Lake Biwa. Bottom of the river is higher than the surroundings because the embankment zone of the river has been raised repeatedly due to the heavy rains. Kusatsu River became a park after it was replaced by a new river.
We made three roof with variations in size float as a metaphor to remind the image of the old houses that were passed down to this neighborhood. Those enhance people to imagine that they…
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