Work

Lake Sagami Country Club

Yuzurihara, Yamanishi, Japan

1989

Size: 350 square metres (3767 sq feet)

Every element in the design of these complex windows exists by virtue of relation and reaction to features of the building. The lantern tower is visible from a great distance and by night becomes a powerful beacon. It is internally illuminated by a lighting system, designed by Isozaki, which falls from the centre of the tower and rotates slowly transforming the cylindrical form into a glowing and radiant corposant.

The original design of the building incorporated a pyramidical structure later abandoned, but Clarke retained the reference in the form of a blue directional triangle intersecting a field of olive green in his skylight composition.