Last month Atelier Norisada Maeda dotted the I’s – if there were any – on their vectors and equations for I Remember You, a home in Tokyo whose form was left up to an algorithmic analysis that comes from processing memories into sunlight. I don’t quite understand the process but the architects, in collaboration with 2 NY-based programmers, developed an algorithm that somehow translates the memories of past residents, namely a deceased brother, and images, namely a deceased pet rabbit, into screens of light. These screens were then incorporated into the design of the home, hence the name “I Remember You.”
This is actually a very intriguing project that succeeds in a quite literal fusion of memory and tangible landscape. What a beautiful method of embedding and preserving memory in one’s own dwelling.