However, compared with the unconventional architectural form, what Fujimoto has been pursuing is actually quite pragmatic and “simple” of For example, what freedom can architecture bring to people—— This is his most frequently mentioned topic.
For example, there are street parks called “forest path”, “road of clouds” and “courtyard of water” all over Japan.
Japan obtains aesthetic enlightenment from imperfect nature and prefers primitive, concave and convex, simple and irregular artifacts; In addition, Japanese cuisine is based on ten day flavor, and Japanese haiku regards “Jiyu”, which embodies the integration of human and nature, as the soul; There are also architecture, photography, literature and graphic design mentioned at the beginning…
The Japanese have poured their feelings for nature into too many places, thus forming a complete aesthetic system.
However, although these architectural philosophies seem to make Fujimoto feel opposite to many peers, from another point of view, Fujimoto’s way is particularly “Japanese” – I mean, if Wang Shu attaches importance to making people get “interest” in architecture, it has the aesthetic interest of traditional Chinese literati and bureaucrats, Appreciate the born Taoist feelings outside the Confucian consciousness of China’s entry into WTO; What the Japanese have always expected is to connect life with nature concretely and comprehensively.
Whether it’s the “transparent box” scheme for an exhibition hall in Shenzhen, or the “Hungarian music house” like an alien fortress that is about to be completed in Budapest recently, Or his most frequently discussed classic work Housen (Na residence)…
Baijingwu hotel will not trap people in the city, and the building should not be a closed box.
Of course, people will pay attention to the nature closer to themselves.
However, for those who know Fujimoto, his “amazing words” are not strange.
Just like recently, Suntory Japanese whisky family, which we are familiar with, completed an impressive design in a similar aesthetic way when releasing the limited edition of xianghefeng mellow Japanese whisky 2021 (running water Baihua)..
Fujimoto was born in Hokkaido.
The way of thinking of Hungarian music house is undoubtedly related to Fujimoto’s experience.
Outside the buildings, we can easily experience their feelings for nature from many Japanese lifestyles and aesthetic fields: just like in the era when figure painting was regarded as justice and ignored nature in Europe, Japan has already taken the natural scenery as the protagonist of its depiction – starting from the long Ping’an era and going through many times, this logic remains; In the painting of snow moon flowers, Sakai is also different from our ancestors, who always appreciate round and upright beautiful porcelain.
He once said that walking in the city is often as relaxed as wandering in the forest.
In this way, the origin of Fujimoto’s architectural concept has become very clear.
After all, Japan has many mountains, dense forests and inconvenient transportation in ancient times.
Many people are familiar with Fujimoto’s name.
Each region is like a country, which has its own relatively independent living space.
Instead, he quickly captured the common ground between Tokyo and the forest – places where people can explore freely, Also by countless homogeneous units (house or leaf) a place with a unique sense of space.
In the face of this amazing work, probably many spectators will be stunned.
In a word, he is more worried about people’s “loss of choice” in architecture than about the abruptness of the building itself.
In short, behind the eye-catching buildings, Fujimoto’s most expectation is to make people in the buildings seem to be in nature.
But Fujimoto, who has always been sensitive and thoughtful, did not feel dissatisfied or excited about the city.
We can fully feel this from Fujimoto’s works.
Obviously, Fujimoto has never followed the rules in the conception of architectural form.
It began with the award of the landmark building he designed for Qianhai District of Shenzhen in June this year.
The relationship between people is relatively simple.
In addition, earthquakes, hot springs, fish catches and wild vegetables are closely related to daily life, which makes the Japanese have a deep fetter with nature until modern times.
He didn’t go to Tokyo where there are rows of modern buildings until he was in college.
He is not committed to the construction method of using local materials or trying to hide the building in the “magic” of nature, but tries to make the building have the essence of “freedom” in a special way of space composition, just as the forest has the essence of “freedom”.
Behind it, it is just a microcosm of the Japanese desire to integrate daily life into nature.
Just like Toyo Ito in the 35th Pritzker Architecture Award When reading the award-winning speech, he said: “my work has been committed to pushing down the wall that separates modern architecture from nature and contemporary society, and creating buildings that face nature and deeply embrace local social culture.”—— Contemporary Japanese architects have always been good at breaking down the barriers between nature and architecture.
This huge floating tower with a total height of 268 meters is composed of the central core and 99 independent towers with “floating feeling”.
In Kyoto, Xufang has a set of “all things in life” aesthetic system that can spread to thousands of things.
It can be said that this work takes the re imagination of the image of the “tower” in the 21st century as the design origin, which fully shows Fujimoto’s imagination of future lifestyle and urban vision.
You can get physical and mental freedom without hindrance, rather than being confined to a beautiful concrete box.
He often went to the forest to play in his childhood.
According to the plan, there will be viewing platform, exhibition, restaurant, cafe and other spaces inside the tower.
But think again, Fujimoto seems to be different.