The character of this beautiful spot is secured at its periphery, in views of the lake from the shore and of the shore from the lake. Our rst move was to secure the edge of the lake via continuous landscaping and path- ways. This circumferential walk would be punctuated by sites for rest, contemplation, and commerce. At this enlarged scale we would also propose a more logical circulation armature to connect a nearby highway, new parking facilities, and the existing town dock and transit station. The upland end of the site would be used for an articial “mountain” within which parking facilities could be housed. The rest is designed as a park, containing opportunities for both passive and active recreation. On the lake itself, we propose a teahouse evoking the image of “two lakes re ecting the moon”. Not simply oating, but mobile, the teahouse would — in the course of a tea service — traverse the lake and return. Finally, we sug- gest a oating plum orchard. Free- oating on the lake, the plum trees would aggregate and disperse with the winds and currents. At blossom time they would form an evanescent, mobile, cloud of pink.
Credits: Michael Sorkin, Makoto Okazaki, Mirai Morita, Diego Wisnivesky