Humanity｜Art ｜issue 142
Kazuyo Sejima "Suimei", Pavilion, Tokyo 2021
[ 妹島和世建築設計事務所｜ Kazuyo Sejima & Associates]
The Hamarikyu Garden is a daimyo garden of the Edo period. It has been landscaped and renovated many times by successive shoguns of the Edo shogunate. Nowadays, from the garden, you can see the skyscrapers of Shimbashi and Shiodome standing in the background. It’s a site where Kazuyo Sejima could interact with two dimensions of Tokyo: both historical and modern. The Hamarikyu Garden is already a park that coexists with water: there are many ways to enjoy water within the park, such as ponds made of seawater and two duck fields.