Laboratory of Landscape

Shuichi Murakami

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japanese
University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Laboratory of Landscape

We are working on the followings.

Creating new ways of seeing

Drawing landscape of future

topics

The 22nd Design Competition for Urban Activation, Third prize
(2020/6/01)
The 21st Design Competition for Urban Activation, Second prize
(2019/5/27)

research

  • CLIMATE READY

    Ways of coastal restructuring to adapt to climate change in domestic and international cities are being explored.

  • WATER TRACE

    Water traces are spatial elements that indicate that water areas have been changed into land areas owing to past developments.

  • KASUMI LEVEE

    The nature of the relationship between the city and the river is explored through Kasumi levee with a gap between two lines of dikes.

  • WEIR

    Landscape of historical weirs: their water-friendly spaces and the relationships with terrain around

  • AMBIGUITY OF FORM

    Ambiguity, which means several ways of formal interpretation from one space are possible, is to be clarified in forms of modern landscape works.

studio work

  • PSO LEAGUE

    In 2070, teams working in public spaces will gather around Okazaki Castle.

  • MO-TOWN

    A future image of the center district of a new town, terrain city illuminated with trajectories of MaaS.

  • SMALL PARK DRR

    A park for evacuation was designed in a dense residential district, based on the lessons from the Kumamoto earthquake.

  • Seven colored paths around the lagoon

    Eight projects were proposed for the multiplicity of activities of Nishinoko, which is the largest existing lagoon in Lake Biwa.

  • 100 suggestions for making the most of traces of water

    Utilize them so that they can be preserved and inherited as traces of water.

  • Dream of Lagoon

    Scenarios of spatial reorganization were drawn assuming disasters and social changes over the next 30 years.

student work

  • EVOLVING DESIGN METHOD

    A system to share the knowledge of repeated spatial experience and improvisational design, and to evolve it as a renewal method that respects spaceability.

  • DISSOLVED BOUNDARY

    A way of reorganizing the lakeshore of Otsu from lake to mountain as one seamless fabric was proposed as if it were the behavior of a thread.

  • MAPLE INVENTORY

    The planar compositions of gardens in Kyoto with maple trees at their centers were collected and made into a bunch of cards.

  • AXIAL VIEWS IN A LAGOON DRAINED LAND

    We can enjoy magnificent axial views just like the gardens of Versailles Palace or the Vaux le Vicomte Castle.

  • FAULT GARDEN

    The gardens of Kyoto which are located near the faults, related to the formation of the topography, tell us a new way of seeing landscape.

  • TECHNOSCAPE

    Landscape composed of factories has a common aesthetic property with rock arrangement of Japanese garden.

  • PLANTS IN VACANT LOT

    Plants that grow on the lots of vacant houses can be borrowed to enrich neighborhood landscape.

  • TIME TO VISIT GARDEN

    When is the best scenery of the stroll garden? A case study of Genkyu-en

  • EMERGING FOREST

    Moss is the origin of forest. A city returns to a forest for moss on the way.

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