Garden Tree House in Kagawa
Client of this project in Kagawa prefecture, Japan, decided to build a home of her own adjacent to her parents, she knew that the trees she grew up with would have to go. But by integrating them into the building’s support system, Hironaka Ogawa & Associates gave the trees a new life. The transformation from leafy boughs to structural members entailed two weeks of kiln drying followed by bark stripping before the two massive trunks could be installed in the center of the living room, dining room and kitchen.
Hironaka Ogawa says:
“When this house will be demolished and another new building will be built by a descendant of the client hundreds of years from now, surely these two trees will be reused in some kind of form”.