Architecture

A cultural Heritage

A cultural Heritage

Wood is one of the oldest building materials known to man.  Utilized both aesthetically and economically in art, housing, furnishings and trade, the accumulated knowledge of this material is overwhelming.  There are 20 properties inscribed on the Japanese Unesco world heritage site list.  From this […]

Downtown Tokyo

Downtown Tokyo

The sense and scale of space in Tokyo are strikingly unique when compared to other metropolitan capitals in the world.  The jumble of low-rise, dense post-war wooden houses, rebuilt temples and shrines and modern high rise steel structures creates an array of intermediate volumes and […]

What is a Japanese House?

What is a Japanese House?

The house of the people.  It is the traditional home of the working class giving shelter to artisans, farmers and merchants in medieval Japan.  Using natural materials surrounding the homes, they mainly consisted of local wood from the mountains. An abundance in this resource and […]