Gokomachi Ginsyadan | 2017
Site Location: Gokomachi, Kyoto Land area: 22m2 Building Use: Landscape Design Structure: Stainless Steel Floor Area: 22m2
The scenery of Ginsyadan design enhances the space of courtyard with the emphasis of interpretation, style and idealized of metaphor idea of the traditional Japanese scenery view of Ginsyadan and less elements used in this modern Japanese landscape architecture. The site location is in the semi-public area of one residential building in Gokomachi, Kyoto. The enclosed garden in 2 courtyards reproduced to the nature with artificial shapes. To reproduce the appearance of flowing water, small white stone from the river was used. A Karesansui is a typical Japanese courtyard where inside there is the small rock scape with straight lines representing waves. Ginsyadan is the name of the Karesansui present in Ginkakuji Temple in Kyoto, which is one of the most famous examples. The flow of water was also expressed with emphasis by using square shaped stainless steel flat barslayered from down to the top. Along the approach from the entrance to the garden, there are trees that also arranged in a grid frame, invited calmly by the transition from the place you belong to the scenery of Ginsyadan. The design is timeless, simple and elegant. On the other hand, make people feel calm likes a flow of water even daytime or night time with illumination light-ups.