the “house in a plum grove” was built with a young couple with two children and a grandmother who chose kazyuo sejima as their architect. the house should be “a shelter for the mind” and “a place to enjoy the blossoming plum trees in the garden”.
the construction site had only 92.30 m² with a couple of plum trees and wild flowers. for quite a long time the couple had wanted to build their own house. their dream was to live in a white box which should not have any influence on their ideas how life should be. their home should neither show wealth nor attract attention. their house had to be much more spiritual, a place for balancing the mind and relaxing the body.
gps: 35.64262, 139.6224 / code: japtok0014