Architects: Hidemi Nishida
Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Fragile Shelter, designed by Hidemi Nishida, is a temporary shelter in the wild winter forest in Japan. This shelter leads people to gather together, and take part in a number of events and activities within the shelter. Users vary from local students having a party to kindergarten children going for lunch. This is a cozy base for winter activities.
Hidemi Nishida is a Sapporo-based artist, designer. Through Nishida’s all projects, he trying to make a place that could be makes an attentions to the surroundings. And also trying to extract a joyful happenings from the place. So Nishida’s projects completed with gathering finally. Nishida thinks that it should have an function as a house but it shouldn’t be exactly house it should be something like temporary shelter.
This winter temporary shelter leads people to gather, having a party, stay, feel the connection to the woods and so on in the white woods.
This fragile function as being a shelter in the wild nature makes you a bit restless to satay there alone, but when few number of people get to gather into there, it’s get be wonderfully cozy, empathetic space.
This is a reconfirmation of beginning of the “house”. And it makes a primitive enjoyment to live.