At a guest house of a company in Akasaka, a garden can be viewed from a white building. In the center of an oasis-like space where one can forget it is central Tokyo, a splendid maple tree has been replanted there. I was consulted: “The light-up we attempted is too dark. Can you improve it?” In addition to lighting up the entire scene by clearly illuminating greens of the trees, I proposed lighting that matches the change of seasons to emphasize the garden’s expressions by installing a special “maple light” that is switched on only during the fall. The result was a realization of lighting that condensed all of Japan’s four seasons into a small garden.
Dates : 2004
Guest house landscape lighting design