House in Muko city

Completion: May, 2012
Location: Muko city, Kyoto
Family structure: Maried couple (60s) and a child in secondary school
Building use: Children bedroom
Type: Renovation
Main structure: Wooden structure
Total floor area: 20m2
Photograph: Shohei Yoshida
The site is located in Muko city, Kyoto.
It is located in a quite old neighborhood that still maintains a traditional image in the province of Kyoto. And it is one of the oldest houses in the area.
The project is to renovate the old room occupied by the client’s parents into the child’s room. The idea is to leave the relic that caracterised the traditional wooden house such as Shoji screen and large beams.
For its connection they decided the use of washi (japanese paper)
We tried to create this connection between new and old by the feeling of the remnants of the pre-existing space; by covering totally the wall, floor and ceeling wtih washi paper and expose the wooden beams typical of a wooden space