50 Wonders | Christopher Lee: Moriyama House, Tokyo

Moriyama House by Ryue Nishizawa_50 Wonders_Blanco Teko Creative Commons

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The Serie Architects principal introduces the latest in our 50th birthday series

Moriyama House by Ryue Nishizawa is one of those rare works that holds the difficult and ambiguous tension between tradition and invention. On the outskirts of Tokyo the project is composed of programmes that you would typically find in a house, disaggregated into a series of autonomous rooms surrounded by patios and gardens. 

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