The Setre Marina Hotel located in Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture looking at the Lake Biwa, is not only in the center area of the community but also pretends to be its catalyzer for its creation. Therefore we thought how trough design FUTURE constructions could be operated, leading to construction and reconstruction of projects that besides having technology and materials that dwell in nature and history of the city, they would connect people to this concept of natural life and style. The transition area between the lake and the land and urban area, we can find a variety of changes caused by the development of the 20th century where even the seawall has lost its original shape. In the land endorheic bodies of water left by the transformation of the lake links the city and the Biwa Lake from its ancient times to the present day, connecting
people with nature. We tried to as the project developed, to apply the concept of ecotone and blend the building within it. Created through rainwater, two small inner lakes surge like a site-specific biotope ecology in the east and west side, the intension, to create dwells that connect with the natural ecotone of the site, in the east side, planted woodlands nurture, in hopes that in the future it would become a forest, the building in the meantime as interrupted gradations, between the natural and the structure that identifies the building as architecture, as an object. Folded plate like slabs are supported by the oblique pillars aiming at the effect of space where structural beams are not to be seen, creating in its platform a place to grow eaves that also extends to create a green platform controlling in this way solar radiation, th
is slabs shape can only then be perceived in the spaces below where is exposed into the interior space. The building, surrounded by its slabs that are like platforms becomes surrounded continuously by nature. As a result of thinking, wind from Lake Biwa to go through the interior space, and are arranged side by side in succession in the north-south, while changing the angle of the wall of the strip extending from east to west. In addition to the architectural structure made of reinforced concrete, it is explored the idea of an unfinished material that has been industrialized, also trying to use as much as possible the natural materials that can be collected in the region, inheriting traditional methods, technologies and traditions of past Japan, then applying them in contemporary architecture. The structure of the partition walls where built using the primitive and traditional process of plastering and soil. The outer wall of the north-south core, is made by mixing mortar and soil also called German wall which are common in modern architecture of the late Taisho, it’s the adopted method of Tsukeru on the wall, a Japanese technic that makes possible the appliance of roughed grain sized plaster or soil on the wall, roughing as much as possible, the grain size to make it look as much as possible like Doroyama ( wet soil mountain ). In the floor of the room entrance was applied Sanwa dirt floor, the finish of the wall everywhere in space, it was selected Otsu wall, a style of stucco wall prevenient from the region of Otsu and, intermediate wall, and plaster wall. The finishing of the wall is weak, not homogeneous and not stable, but that will create the opportunity for other people to be involved and participate in the changing of this building. By using plants in this project, we provide a lot of contact through soil, natural light, water, wind, trees; such as sound and smells, these elements specific to the region and incorporated in the architecture, can be perceived by the people that gather in the hotel and aware them to the presence of the ecotone and the transition between building and nature. Chapel (Sound of Wind) The idea of a chapel associated with the Hotel. It is assumed a space filled with strong natural wind blowing from Lake Biwa. Therefore, we seek to make the project as an instrument played by the natural wind, a stringed instrument like the one present in Greek mythology, used by the god of the wind Aeolus. This is an interpretation of the Aeolian Harp as a space that plays sound when the wind passes through. Or produce a wind speed of how the internal space, while repeating the analysis by simulation and model, began to inspect the details of the opening and architectural forms. To create a continuous curved Frame Structure made by domestic larch LVL, we put the structural plywood to frame the outside, thereby play a horizontal force. Plan as an upper airway of the internal space, I put in a 91mm pitch of 0.72mm SUS wire there. Then Karman vortex is generated around the string by the air flow, the strings began to resonance from the force applied to them, then the sound is born, resonating in the on the wooden enclosure walls. It is the thickness of 2.5mm thought plywood inner try as thin as possible to increase the vibration. Further, the instrument can be used to control the force of the wind by changing the degree of opening and closing an opening portion provided on the east and west, and change the tone. Dent enter into this instrument, shed the ear people. It is a calm space that echo’s the sound of the waves of Lake Biwa at all times, as the wind strength in the space begins to grow, higher sound can be heard, the tone will change depending on the direction and speed of the wind. When the changes occur to the wind accompanied by the energy of the friction force of the earth's surface and attraction of the Earth and relations of a non-homogeneous solar energy of the surrounding mountains and Lake Biwa appear as sound, by interposing this architecture, people so far This is because you can imagine a variety of natural forces that could not be imperceptible. Ryuichi-Ashizawa - 1971 - Born in Yokohama. 1994 - Graduated from Waseda University. 1994 - 2000 Worked at Tadao Ando Architect & Associates 2001 - Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & associates 2013 - Associate Professor at University of Shiga Prefecture Award - 2000 Interior Planning Award 2000 Outstanding performance prize (JAPAN) - JCD AWARD 2000. won the prize (JAPAN) - 2002 JCD AWARD 2002 Outstanding performance prize (JAPAN) - 2004 The 50th Osaka Architecture Award 1st Prize (JAPAN) - Interior Planing Award 2004. won the prize (JAPAN) - Good Design Award 2004 Good design prize (JAPAN) - DYSON DESIGN AWARD 2004 Outstanding performance prize (JAPAN) - JCD 2004 Encouragement Prize (JAPAN) - The 25th INAX Design contest . won the prize (JAPAN) - 2006 Urban Open Design Competition, Chicago, USA 1st Prize (Chicago ,U.S.A) - Lighting Technology - Award 2006(JAPAN) - JCD2006 2nd Prize (JAPAN) - 2006 Religious Art & Architecture Design Award (San Diego ,U.S.A) - International Competition "TRANSITIONS: LIGHT ON THE MOVE" . won the prize (Madrid, SPAIN ) - Good Design Award 2006 Good design prize (JAPAN) - OUMI Universal Design Award (JAPAN) - PRESENT OF FUTURE Space Award, (Moscow, Russia) - The 40th SDA Award. won the prize (JAPAN) - Journal of Architecture and Building Science Architectural Instiute of Japan . won the prize (JAPAN) - 2007 International Competition "Memorial center Mother Teresa in Macedonia" . won the prize,(Macedonia ) Best New Architect in Kansai (JAPAN) - SD review 2007 SD prize (JAPAN) - The 8th "DANTO TILE DESGIN CONTEST" 1st Prize (JAPAN) - Light Competition of the architect (house section) . won the prize (JAPAN) - LEAF AWARD 2007 "International building of the year" (England) - The Japan Institute of Architects.won the prize (JAPAN) - The21th Prize for scenery in Kobe (JAPAN) - 2008 ENERGY GLOBE AWARD2007 "National ENERGY GLOBE AWARD Japan", (Austria ) - The 42th SDA Award Honorable . won the prize (JAPAN) - International Architecture Awards at CHICAGO ATHENAEUM 2008, (USA) - The 9th "DANTO TILE DESGIN CONTEST" won the prize (JAPAN) - 2009 4th Cycle 20+10+X Architecture Award, (USA) - Good Design Award 2009 Good design prize(JAPAN) - 5th Cycle 20+10+X Architecture Award, (USA) - JIA Architect of the year 2009. won the prize (JAPAN) 2010 6th Cycle 20+10+X Architecture Award, (USA) - Perspective 40 Under 40 2010, (Hong Kong) - Residential Architecture Award, Tokyo Society of Architects & Building Engineers (JAPAN) - The 56th Osaka Architecture Award (JAPAN) - 2010 Designing The Parks Awards HONOR AWARD for Site Design, (USA) - International Architecture Awards at CHICAGO ATHENAEUM 2010,( USA) - 1th ENEOS Photovoltaic Public Art Award 2010. won the prize (JAPAN) - House of Gunma 2010 Housing Division Excellence Award (JAPAN) - Design for Asia Award 2010 DFA Silver Award, ( Hong Kong ) - 2011 4th Sustainable Housing Awards Housing Finance Agency Awards Chairman, IAA (JAPAN) - Journal of Architecture and Building Science Architectural Institute of Japan Award. won the prize (JAPAN) - International Architecture Awards at CHICAGO ATHENAEUM 2011（Chicago ,U.S.A）- Passive design competition 2011. won the prize (JAPAN) - 2012 Energy Globe Awards 2011 "National Energy Globe Awards Japan 2012", (Austria) - JIA environment Architecture Award. won the prize (JAPAN) - 2013 Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Associations award 25th. - 1st Prize (JAPAN) - 2014 5th WOODEN ARCHITECTURAL SPACE DESIGN COMPETITION 1st Prize (JAPAN) - 17th wood utilization Competition Japan Wood Seisonen Federation member Special Prize (JAPAN) - JCD International Design Award 2014 silver prize(JAPAN) - 13th rooftop walls special greening technology competition (JAPAN) - Passive design competition 2014 1st Prize (JAPAN) - 46th Chubu Architecture Award won the prize (JAPAN) - 24th AACA AWARD 13th Yoshinobu Ashiwara award (JAPAN) - RE-THINKING THE FUTURE –SUSTAINABILITY AWARD2014 third prize(India) - RE-THINKING THE FUTURE AWARD 2nd Prize(India).