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Shisendo built by a former samurai named Ishikawa Jōzan (1583-1672) in 1641. Jozan devoted the later part of his life to studies, mostly Chinese classics and garden architecture. Jozan selected the name "Shisen-do" after the 36 classic Chinese poets portraits he had hanging in his study. These portraits are still visible today. Shisen-do is a lovely place with two main somewhat distinct features: the villa and the gardens. Due to a short but steep slope between them, they are almost separate...
Great (Bamboo) Wall - 竹屋 Great (Bamboo) Wall
Great (Bamboo) Wall Commune By The Great Wall The Great Wall Exit No.53 at Shuiguan G6 Jingzang Highway, Beijing, China 2002.04 Villa 528.25m2 Our first aim was to learn from the formality of the Great Wall. We were constantly attracted to the fact that the Great Wall has never been an isolated object. The formal quality of it running almost endlessly along the undulating ridgeline without being isolated from the surrounding environment was the nature we were attracted. That appealed to us as...
Mid-Century modern home with a nature backdrop
Mid-Century Modern Home. This previously dark and disorganized 1950s mid-century modern home was redesigned by architecture studio Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to meet the needs of a young family who desired a sense of transparency and light to take advantage of the serene qualities of their wooded site in Seattle, Washington.