Category Archive: Jennifer Choi

Naked House Final Proposal

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The Naked House, by Shigeru Ban, was one of the many houses which he created using the idea of an open longitudinal space. However what made this house different from the others was… Continue reading

Naked House – Accordion

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At first i wanted add the accordion like folds to the wall, however it was still consistent to just one level/story. The house only had one story and it ran throughout the entire… Continue reading

The Light Accordion (Joint Detail)

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Through the explorations that were made throughout Phase II, I have focused mainly on the idea of layering and how depending on the number of layers that the density of the light diffused… Continue reading

Light Exploration – Layers of “Skin”

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Through the exploration i was mainly aiming to play with the passage of light and how adding more layers can affect the overall outcome of the atmosphere. the naked house as the airy… Continue reading

The Eyes of the Skin – Naked House Interpretation

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In the past many philosophies viewed sight to be the mother and most important of all senses. Many of the past philosophers pointed towards sight as the most noble and blessed gifts of… Continue reading

Interaction (Architectural Interaction) Between a House and its Surroundings

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Over the years of Shigeru’s studying and careers and an architect, there were many people and experiences that helped him shape his character and become the architect that he is today. Although born… Continue reading

Corner Joint Construction – Openness

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Shigeru Ban had a vision for the Naked House and how it would portray his image of the house. I believe that one of Ban’s themes when designing the house was relating  has… Continue reading

Shigeru Ban’s Interpretation of Architectural Interaction – Formal Analysis

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The Naked House, built in 2000, was a new and innovated style of architecture within a rural setting. During the time that the house was planned and constructed, most of the surrounding areas… Continue reading

Shigeru Ban – Naked House (Analysis)

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The Naked House by Shigeru Ban, built in 2000, is one of the few “paper-like” structures built throughout his career. Although the actual structure and materials used to construct the house were not… 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