Atelier K PLAN

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Other Architecture
Firm LocationTokyo, Japan
CompanyOOKI Architects & Associates
Lead ArchitectHiromoto Oki
ClientRyukai Kaneumi

Atelier K PLAN is a studio in Saga, Japan. It was designed to let visitors face the sea from the mountain. The round sphere floats in the wind, and there are no sharp edges on the building so that the wind may flow unimpeded from the mountain on the east side to the sea on the west. The water flows from the top of the building into a small waterfall which is carried by the wind to the sea. The building melts into the flow of the wind and water and coexists with nature. The building can also function as the centre of familial activities.