Hiroshi Nakao, Susanne Kohte | 庭 Niwa - A New Garden for the Japanese House | Boisbuchet 2018
In this workshop we intended to create a Japanese-English garden out of the field on which an old Japanese house stands. The house was donated to Domaine de Boisbuchet and it is situated now in a pastoral setting of the remains of an English landscape garden. The intent of the workshop was to invent, to create and to establish connections between the Japanese house and its surroundings, between the interior of the house and the exterior, between our bodies and nature, between the past and the present…
In this sense, the garden elements that we arranged act like punctuation marks to re-define, to re-read, or rather: to interpret the landscape of Boisbuchet.
HIROSHI NAKAO (JP)
Born in Kobe (1961), Hiroshi Nakao is an artist and architect practicing in Fujisawa, Japan. His works including buildings, installations, drawings, models and prints have been exhibited internationally. He established the artistic defection of the project, based on his interest in haptic space and the relationship between bodies and material.
Some of his main projects include: Leib-Raum-Plan, Junius Verlag, Hamburg (2003); Visiting Artist, Monash University Art Design & Architecture, Melbourne, Australia (2012); Professor, Shonan Institute of Technology, Fujisawa, Kanagawa (2015); Monash Steps / Stawell Steps, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne (2016).
SUSANNE KOHTE (DE)
Susanne Kohte is an architect and urban planner. She has worked for Shigeru Ban, Tokyo, Balkrishna Doshi, Ahmedabad, India, as well as in various offices in the Czech Republic, Germany and Switzerland. In 2001 she founded SUKO Architecture.
As a university educator she has worked at the Institute of Design, University of Karlsruhe and from 2002 to 2006 at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg. She has had a teaching position at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts from 2008 to 2015 and since 2013 she is a Visiting Professor at the Technical University in Cologne (TH Koeln).
In various studies and publications as well as a curator she deals with modern architecture and urban developments with an emphasis on Japan and India. In 2017, the book „Encounters and Positions – Architecture in Japan“ was published, it combines reflections on architecture of Japanese architects with an analytical consideration of Japanese architecture from an international perspective.
Film by Diego Delgado
Participants: Kim Band, Chen Yi-Chen, Heena Bhargava, Nora Okko, Hannah Sophia Nowak, Misaki Nakahata, Julia Schröder, Anna Majehrke, Eva Girzalsky, Lin Yi-Wei, Huang Shih-Chieh, Mia Baraka
Technical Team: Carlos Guisasola Suarez, Viktor Reiter, Maximiliam Weidacher
Tutor: Hiroshi Nakao and Susanne Kohte
August 19th to August 25th.