While architects’ core motivations and intentions may lie elsewhere, facades are inescapably the most visible part of architecture. A facade may reveal, project, camouflage, and even intensify various internal spatialities. The project explores the effects of facades when resized to clad the smallest architectural module; that is, of a human scale. Façade is sublimated insofar as architecture is reappropriated by the body, and body the architecture, to exact obscurations of structure and mass-void. This is also an effort to literally humanize architecture and to catalyze broader speculations, discussions, and imagination about its critical potential.
Japanese-American architect practicing in Tokyo. bureau0-1 was set up forArchitecture, Urban Design and Speculative Projects.