~Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893-1986), winner Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1937
TNA Architects designed a country retreat outside Tokyo, Japan, wrapped in rings of glass and wood and has an uninterrupted 360 degree view of the forest.
TNA designed rings around the facade so that areas of private spaces and utilities could be met. The height of each ring was decided by the function concealed behind it. The glass between the rings allow you to look straight into the forest, so the whole house appears to dissolve into the forest. -from coolbloom.net
I cannot flesh out what I want to write about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the awful possibility of a nuclear power plant meltdown as a result of the tragedy. My thoughts found a place to dwell in peace for awhile at Wah no Ie, The Ring House. From this sanctity of spacious and gentle beauty my meditations go out to the Japanese people.