Inter-University Seminar House
Designed to facilitate personal contact in a quiet environment in suburban Tokyo and cultivate life experiences, the Inter-University Seminar House opened in 1965. The form of each building varied according to its function, and the structures, dispersed in the greenery to accentuate the undulations of the ground, transformed the entire lot into a site for interaction. The work was designed by Takamasa Yoshizaka, an apprentice of Le Corbusier’s, and a group of collaborators. Mediating between nature and artifice, the work reflects the unique urbanist notions of the architects, who attempted to create built environments where people could live in a vivid manner.