Body and space

Kenya Hara states in his ‘house vision’ that the form of the sliding doors are more determined by the body than by the space. It’s the mentality that lives in a space that allows one to engage with the world with beauty and modest dignity. How to open and close the sliding doors, walk, stand and sit on the tatami-mat floor.

How can we combine this way of thinking for the Machiya? Where current residents are getting longer (Alex hurts his head every day), want their own room, more privacy, better climate inside (as Suwa san explained me today in her lunchroom Machiya Kosendo).

Katsura Imperial Villa

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