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Prize(s) Winners in Daylighting / Visitor Experience & Museum Exhibition
University Tokyo University of The Arts
Lead Designers Takatoku Nishi
Photo Credits © Nacása & Partners Inc. Futa MORIISHI
Other Credits Yukihide Nakano (DRONE SHOOTING)
Completion Date December. 2020
Project Location 12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, TOKYO
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Entry Description

On sunny days, when the sun shines and a certain amount of wind blows, light is led into the space from the pipes in the ceiling, creating a phenomenon of light that looks like drops falling onto the surface of water. The light constantly moves with the wind and falls to reveal new sights. This architectural space is a remarkable manifestation of the seasonal, daily and time-of-day changes caused by the atmosphere, and the sights that can be experienced differ depending on the time of day when you visit. It is an accidental creation of nature, which we humans cannot manipulate.

This was built as his PhD graduation project. The site is located between the Zoo and the university and offers a rich vegetation and animal presence that one would not expect in an urban area. The environment is characterised by its ability to receive the full movement of the sun and to allow the wind to pass through. He designed the space based on the shape of the site, the direction of the sun and wind, and the average wind speed, and did all the construction himself.
Sustainability Approach

All the phenomena produced by this work are forces of nature.
Without the sun's rays, the phenomena themselves would not be created. Also, if the wind doesn't blow, it doesn't create the important movement.
His idea of sustainability for the natural environment is to visualise the beauty of nature as it exists in the present moment, right in front of us.
The natural environment that exists around us - the sky, the sun, the wind, the temperature - are all indispensable. He believes that in order to ensure that this nature is not destroyed and is connected to the future, we must first recognise its beauty as it exists in our immediate surroundings.

In the light space He created called 'Ripple', He remind people of the existence of the natural environment around us through beautiful phenomena produced by the forces of nature.