Japanese House, an example

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Tim
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Japanese House, an example

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Roderick Grant
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As beautiful as it is, traditional residential architecture of Japan takes austerity a bit too far for me. Sometimes a body wants something sumptuous to fall into.

peterm
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Exquisite photographs. I’ve always loved the contrast of grey concrete or slate and oiled unpainted wood. And the modern elements integrate perfectly with the traditional.

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What a delight. Among its other charms is a take on the traditional approach sequence of the vernacular Japanese house, where one enters under cover before entirely abandoning the outdoors; one keeps on one's geta (elevated wooden slip-ons) until reaching the elevated wooden floor of the interior---rather like approaching a loading dock with a truck ?---where one sheds them to walk on the sometimes-delicate floor materials of the interior.

The stepping stones set in crushed rock or pebbles is the perfect analogy for coming from the woods and streams of nature, to the town and the city. Wright and other moderns brought the indoors and outdoors together in various ingenious ways, but never more movingly than did the Japanese . . .

S
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Interesting stuff, Tim.
I also enjoyed this one from their page:
https://atelierluke.com/ichijoji-house

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So fine.

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