RICE FIELD ORIGAMI - Open Housing Competition, Aomori, Northern Japan  

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Come in. You see streets, many doors, folded surfaces, rice fields...and the city.
Today in the age of compressed distances, we propose a housing complex with both urban density and integrated landscape, a mélange of cities and nature, some places prepared and polished, some remain from the years before and folded into many stories. Origami too can fold in and out, then they carry the folds even when unfolded, you can keep them or throw them away. If a house is made like an origami, folded from a square to the program necessary, one side the city, the other side nature, the figure will contain both. 


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