The project brief was to create a unique outdoor experience for the clients by integrating their Japanese heritage into the design. One of the iconic symbols utilized was the crane, a mystical creature that represents good fortune and longevity. The Japanese refer to the crane as the “bird of happiness”. ... “O flock of heavenly cranes cover my child with your wings.” The design is also inspired by the Japanese art of Kumiko which is the delicate technique of assembling wooden pieces without the use of nails and is used in the assembly of shoji. The installation integrates a modern "kumiko" pattern into the exterior wall panels with integrated succulent planters and LED lighting.