Nara - Koshi-no-ie House (3)
The "Lattice House" is a reconstruction/restoration of a typical merchants row house, long and narrow with a small internal courtyard. Incidentally, the layout of my guesthouse was almost identical.
Courtyard Gardens of Kyoto's Merchant Houses - Japan Society of the UK
Photographs and text by Katsuhiko Mizuno, translated by Lucy North Kodansha International, November 2006, 160 pages (149 colour plates and 8 illustrations), ISBN: 4770030231, £25. Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi
Nama Chocolate House, Kyoto — Let’s Get Lost
I'm going to start with the sweetest part of Kyoto. Kind of like eating dessert first.
Washitsu, Unchanged Since the Old Days
Washitsu (Japanese style room), is a Japanese term used as an antonym for the term yoshitsu (Western style room). A distinguishing feature of washitsu is their tatami flooring. Washitsu also usually have sliding doors (fusuma), rather than hinged doors between rooms. They may have shoji, and if the particular room is meant to serve as a reception room for guests, it may have a tokonoma (alcove for decorative items). In the past, almost all Japanese rooms were washitsu. Nowadays, many…
White Arkitekter adds timber and concrete extension to Swedish hotel
Influences from Swedish architecture and traditional Japanese decoration combine inside this timber extension to a hotel near Stockholm by White Arkitekter.