CREATING A NON-DUAL ARCHITECTURE

Professor: Valerie Greer

 

The toolbox of natural phenomena which architects use have a beautiful connection to the Buddhist concept of Non-Dualism. Light and Dark, Solid and Void, Warm and Cold, can all be labeled Non-Dual. In other words, these phenomena are mutually arising, and you cannot have one without the other. This 30 unit housing project in Niseko, Japan embeds Non-Duality at every level in order to create an authentic Japanese experience to foreigners interested in learning about the culture, as well as locals who can appreciate such an experience.

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The following images are from a two-week warmup project in which we were tasked with designing just two units in Niseko.

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