More Than a Building
A building without people is just sculpture. It can be admired and revered but it is hard to love.
In a time of huge technological innovation, construction methodologies allow us to pierce the skies, shape our cities and build grand structures. However, this rarely creates meaningful spaces and often these shining jewels are easily forgotten the moment you leave. To create a strong piece of architecture, spaces should act as vessels which bring people together. In an ever more digitized world, the architect should push to create deeper and more seamless connections with ourselves and others, with the promise of bringing down the barriers that divide communities. In reality, Architecture is where life happens and where communities connect.
The Yoshino House was designed for and with the community. The architectural team worked with the cooperative hosts to hold regular meetings with city officials, neighbors, and other stakeholders to ensure that everyone was engaged.