Where Wind Resides
"Where Wind Resides" is a pavilion named after the piano/erhu piece played by Yukiko Isomura.
The pavilion is strategically located on the border of a tea plantation and a forest and not directly accessible from the driveway. It demands a ceremonial way of approaching from its visitors: bypassing the tea field, venturing through the forest, and get dewed. Like wind does not sustain a static form, the pavilion appears to the visitors differently from different angles and distances.
No other typology is more commonly adopted than the clay tile roof in traditional Chinese architecture. Yet when it is rethought under the logic of the parametric design, structure simulation, iterative optimization and digital fabrication, a new limit of formal expression has been reached. It is liberated from its characteristic staticity and takes the form of the wind.