The courtyard as a forbidden garden
In tsubo-niwa garden of the Japanese traditional townhouse, Nature as exteriority is introduced into the building and domesticated into a microcosm. In the courtyard of this project, I intended to introduce nature in a different manner than tsubo-niwa. Here we have abstracted phase of Nature, not a microcosm,consists of only one tree and water plane as the horizontality. It is a water garden, so we are prohibited from entering the courtyard of the House in Wakayama, in other words, prohibited from entering Nature itself.
However, suddenly I noticed that ‘courtyard where man cannot enter’ is a same concept as traditional courtyard, tsubo-niwa.
It is also a forbidden garden.