Category Archive: Alberto Temprano

An Immersive Shadow Hot Spring

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Meme Meadows experimental house was inspired by a “longing for a life  surrounded by nature” and the architect Kengo Kuma achieved such goal through his use of translucency and play with light. For this… Continue reading

MEME MEADOWS ADDITION: FURTHER RENDERINGS AND CONCEPT APPLICATION

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For the hot spring addition, I have decided to include a ‘filter’ that would allow for the framing of the light and shadows of the dark underground space. The above video of my… Continue reading

Meme Meadows Addition: Primary Concepts, Sketches, and More.

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The Programme. Inspired by how the Japanese Snow Monkeys combat the cold temperatures; I’ve decided to create an addition that would introduce a Hot Spring for the client of the home. Concerned had… Continue reading

Nature tells it’s Story – Bunraku expressed in an Architectural Detail.

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Through my explorations of translucency, I began to study the qualities of light and shadow; and how these begin to blur the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces. These blurred boundaries allows for… Continue reading

Bunraku – Interactive Conceptual Model

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For this exploration I have created a frame of translucent fabric; very similar to my previous conceptual model, but it is used interactively along with a projector displaying original ‘Bunraku’ films to help… Continue reading

Blurring the Boundaries. [The Eyes of the Skin]

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Translucency and it’s invitation for a life surrounded by nature We experience the world with all of our senses, and in the publication “The Eyes of the Skin” by Juhani Pallasmaa, one begins… Continue reading

Concept and Bibliography

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Through my explorations; I have decided that I would like to pursue the concept of translucency and it’s ability to allow for a life surrounded by nature – blurring the boundary of exterior… Continue reading

Kengo Kuma – overview of his influences & inspirations

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Architecture connects human being with nature…” 1 – Kengo Kuma My case study, ‘Meme Meadows: Experimental House’ was designed by Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma. Born in eastern Japan during the mid 1950’s, It was… Continue reading

Exploration 5: Conceptual Model.

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Based on Kuma’s desire to connect man with nature through his architecture, this inspired the development of my conceptual model that attempts to capture the essence of Meme Meadow’s walls and their ability… Continue reading

Formal Analysis – Investigations into Kengo Kuma’s Experimental House

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When I began my formal analyses there were three categories where I kept my focus: the form, the material and the immaterial. For the majority of my analyses, I kept in mind Kuma’s… Continue reading

Exploration 4: The Corner.

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The corner I chose to pursue was an exterior corner of the home in order to investigate how these materials meet each other and how they relate to the soffit of the roof… Continue reading

Exploration 3: The Cube.

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For this assignment; I wanted to create a cube that emphasized the conceptual aspect of the home. My attempt was to communicate the glowing aesthetic of the home by using the same layering… Continue reading

Exploration 2: Lighting and Layering

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In order to further understand how the home ‘works’ I had chosen to create an approximate 1:1 scale segment of it’s wall. With my previous exploration; the resulting light appeared ‘synthetic’ and not… Continue reading

Memu Meadows – First Impressions & Exploration 1

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Memu Meadows: Experimental House’ by Architect Kengo Kuma When I was first assigned this case study, I was immediately excited for one main reason: Japan. In 2008, I took a three week trip… Continue reading

Case Studies 4

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Shigeru Ban, Naked House (left) Saitama, Japan, 2000. Sources: Wohnhaus bei tokio = house near tokyo = casa d’abitazione a tokio = maison près de tokyo = vivienda cerca de tokio. (2001). Detail,… Continue reading