Home in MITATE / Lenz Architects
A free relationship created by “MITATE”. This can be a renovation of a 50-year-old two-story wood home. When seeing its unique state, the components such because the partitions with uncovered pillars, tatami, and paper sliding doorways gave us the impression of an rigid and cussed state. On the similar time, we felt as if these components have been intensionally used to make this “cussed Japanese type house”.
We had a want to herald the furnishings that we both made or collected over time and dwell in a contemporary type nonetheless it was unimaginable to do a full renovation throughout the tight price range of two,500,000 yen. We determined to make use of the Japanese type “MITATE” approach to comprehend a fashionable dwelling throughout the designs of the “Japanese type house”. “MITATE” is utilizing one factor as one other factor and fulfilling the wants reminiscent of utilizing a bamboo tube as a vase.
For instance, tatami is normally sized 910mm x 1820mm/ made with igusa/ gentle inexperienced. Nevertheless, with a contemporary Japanese type tatami, it’s generally square-sized and even dyed black. We checked out every half and studied its form/ materials/ and coloration. We concluded that by utilizing “MITATE” with these three components, we will create a versatile Japanese-style house. On this home, issues like grid ceilings, sliding doorways, and a pink veranda use “MITATE” with no less than one issue every.
There’s a conventional Japanese type of house segmentation utilizing paper sliding doorways. We modified the form of these segments and by doing so, a number of components would come into sight at the identical time, creating complicated relationships, and making the versatile Japanese-style house extra distinguished. This new versatile Japanese type house makes use of “MITATE” to flexibly match into new life and adapt whereas protecting the essence of the normal Japanese type room.