Created by pouring concrete into holes in the ground to make the building’s structure, the home and restaurant was built for Japanese chef Motonori Hirata who is a friend of the architect.
To prevent the mud from washing off the concrete structure, it was “hardened using a Japanese method of repairing earthen walls”, Ishigami told Dezeen.
Other stories in the latest newsletter included plans to convert a Toronto airfield into a residential district, MVRDV’s Valley skyscraper opening in Amsterdam and Foster + Partners’ World Cup Final stadium in Qatar.
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