Think of a house that can shake the general idea of “Architecture” itself.
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Storm is a natural phenomenon that means blowing of rough and strong winds. It is a word associated with the weather sometimes accompanied by rain, lightning, or snow. Figuratively, things which are very furious or violently disturbing is often likened to a storm. Storm is a concrete phenomenon, but at the same time it is an abstract concept that indicates fluctuations in society and sense of values or turning points. It also could be reflecting the changes we are facing today in our lives and generation. On the other hand, it may be good to give it a thought closer to one’s own sense.
Facing the overwhelming power of nature by the stormy winds and rain, one may sometimes hold an elated or refreshed feeling. Being excited like a child, get soaking wet or imagining the scenery which spreads after the storm. “Storm” can contain various nuances in the spoken context. Frameworks of a “house” can also be widely captured.
How to interpret the “Storm House” is up to each person. Think out of the box.
“In the world of Japanese language, storm has virous nuances.
First, it means the rage of nature. Then, it can also mean a revolutionary presence in society or a creative existence that reverses the sense of value in things. In other words, ‘Storm House’ can be taken as a ‘H ouse in the Storm’ or architecture itself can be stated as a storm. A house coexisting with nature, an architecture that transforms human society. Anticipated to seeing the creations of various storms.” (Ryue Nishizawa)
“It is an open subject with various interpretations. Furthermore, there is a storm involved. Storm comes suddenly. Storm will change a familiar view to something different. Storm will turn the daily values upside down. Storm can reveal possibilities that are impossible in times of peace. The first life must have been born in such a storm.” (Akihisa Hirata)
“Literally taken, a harsh weather with wind and rain would be imagined, and an architecture that confronts the storm exerting its fundamental performance to bring peace may be said as the ‘Storm House’. On the other hand, calling for a storm expecting to blow away boredom could be the ‘Storm House’. Either way it is defined, looking forward to seeing submissions casting new questions towards this raging world.” (Yasutaka Yoshimura)
“In addition to the various changes like disasters, infectious diseases, and energy, the crisis of war is foregrounding. The established way of thinking is re-questioned every day in this era but, in all age’s do hope that architecture will always be an opportunity to find hope. Shaking the sense of values in people’s lives, chain reactions of influence that can change the society, think of a house that can shake the general idea of ‘Architecture’ itself.” Tatsuya Hatori During the 25 years of 1995 to 2020, the ‘Small Things’ were often talked about. While climate change (physical storm) and international dispute (social storm) is in process simultaneously, and the traditional frameworks of family and space is unstable, to think of what a ‘Storm’ ‘House’ is challenges us with the ‘BIG’ question again, and those thoughts are what should be pictured in specific architecture.” (Ryuji Fujimura)
“The word ‘Storm’ may remind people of thoughts associated to violent weather or current trends. Spreading of the infectious disease or political situations of the recent days may be referred to a storm. On the other hand, some may feel the comfortable and refreshing wind blowing of a ‘Wheat Storm’ during the wheat harvest season. The ‘Storm House’ has various point of views. Looking forward to meeting new suggestions.” (Yukihiro Sohdai)
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