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lighthouse bar

lighthouse bar

lighthouse bar

boat view

boat view

view from boat level

bird view

bird view

image with various light color

layout

layout

layout with columnar joint rocks

bar

bar

foggy evening

bird view

bird view

sunny day image

lighthouse

lighthouse

boat view

east elevation

east elevation

sampled rock image '東尋坊15’ by nimame available at flickr under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

tidepool

tidepool

swimmable on calm day

bird view

bird view

gloomy day

foggy sunny day

foggy sunny day

sampled rock image '東尋坊15’ by nimame available at flickr under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

bird view

bird view

right below: swimmable tide pool

lighthouse

lighthouse

serving for maritime safety

bird view

bird view

gloomy day, but the bar is open to brighten people as light house

bird view

bird view

in the twilight

bird view

bird view

misty morning

bird view

bird view

view in straight direction

west  elevation

west elevation

sampled rock image '東尋坊15’ by nimame available at flickr under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

bar

bar

foggy day

bird view

bird view

rendered with rocks

lighthouse bar

lighthouse bar

lighthouse bar

bird view

bird view

sampled rock image '東尋坊15’ by nimame available at flickr under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

lighthouse

lighthouse

observatory terrace

bird view

bird view

if located in the sand beach

bird view

bird view

functioning for cruising ships

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LIGHTHOUSE COMPLEX / 2015-2016

Lighthouse complex associated with columnar joint rocks by aligning its shape to honeycomb grid.

Constituting a part of the coastal context by columnar joints enables the building to rearrange and enhance the flow of energy by the context, interpret and transmit the energy to visitors.

 Have you ever felt invisible energy affecting you that is specific to the place?

 The energy might be flowing through there along some rule according to the geographical or topographical conditions. Many places known for mystical energy vortex might include the factor of this kind of flow. Some Asian notions, such as, Feng Shui, karesansui might also have the idea of taking in the energy flow.

 It may be related to the notion of "vernacular architecture" and "genius loci", but buildings can be harmonized with the geographical and topographical context by reading, taking in, fusing with or unite with the context, rather than blocking it, furthermore, by smart planning, the building can amplify and rearrange the flow. As the building constitute a part of the context, the building can function as a device that receives energy from the contextual flow and communicate it to humans. Although the energy is sensuous and may not be able to explain scientifically, you would feel a sense of unity and connection with the land, relaxation, joy and sense of receiving inspiration and vitality.

 Since buildings are supposed to be connected to the ground, planning including this point of view may bring wonderful value to the building.

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