11-12 Shijyo, Higashiosaka, Osaka 579-8053 Japan
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This project seeks to implant the concept of 'ART-NATURE' into the urban fabric. The 21st century is the age when economy and environment need to live together. But now, nature is not sustainable without protection of humans. Therefore people should approach nature and its providence more. And we pursued a possibility of human warks which fit this age in the city. The miniature forest appears in a city by being parasitic on a commercial building while rasing the building's commercial appeal. The miniature forest will age and slowly change over time with growing ivy and other plants. And it provides the urban streetscape with a relaxing element, similar to a road-side tree, while activating the environment.