Architecture / Building Confession

The art of the former erotic cinema: Madrid Sala Equis, from focusing on eroticism to showing new horizons in life

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There is a kind of love. "Before I haven't fallen in love with you, you have already fallen in love with me." With such a romantic happiness, walking in a row of colorful houses in the blue sky of Madrid's hot sun On the streets of the encircled, when you met Sala Equis, the timeliness and love of love seemed to radiate from the building; the bricks and tiles were once carved with the smell of wind and frost until the old building met. Five young people. From 1913 to the next 20 years, the building was stationed as El Imparcial until the early 20th century, the neoclassical building and courtyard reincarnation became Duque De Alba Cinema; after the mid-1980s, it was transformed from a Hollywood classic to an art and adult film; until 2015, it was the last erotic theatre in Madrid. Despite several threats of being demolished, this last adult adult cinema in Madrid survived the glory days, accompanied the local people to spend the same time, and expressed the passions accumulated in the 30-year period. His own historical and cultural values. The third rebirth, this old building met the right people in the right time, together with a new and old love song. In order to revitalize the old buildings, they can preserve the historical significance of the past. Five young people from different fields, with their own professions and ideas, Daniel Fernández Cañadas, Laura Suárez, Cristina Rodríguez, Marie Jennings Camissa and Nacho de Padrón, a group of creative groups that assemble journalists, political scientists and restaurant operators. They teamed up with the design team Plantea Estudio to transform the abandoned cinema into a functional and vibrant complex social venue. Pass through the lobby on the first floor, such as the walkway, and browse the tickets containing all the movies, concerts, and exhibitions in "Taquilla", popcorn and drinks in the barrel, walk to the atrium "SALA PLAZA", and be spacious and bright. Shocked. In the past, it was Duque de Alba's outdoor theater. The circular seating area can accommodate up to 300 people. In addition to watching live performances, it is also a place for social and drinking. The vines that climbed up the wall and the gaze fell to the top of the steel frame. The architect, based on his original use, designed a large skylight to shed a natural light during the day; facing the projection screen, surrounded by the surrounding Beach chairs and cushions, a childlike swing descending from the roof, and uncompromisingly contrasting with the mottled walls. The calmness of the old building embraces a new laid-back atmosphere, and satisfies Sala Equis's relaxed and natural character. The original film screening hall is now used to showcase independent films and art films, continuing the erotic atmosphere of the predecessor's adult theater. A total of 55 seats of auditorium, with a gorgeous enchanting crimson velvet and brown round table for People enjoy a refreshment while enjoying a refreshing experience in the gorgeous but lazy space. In addition, there is no thought in the corridor connecting the space. There is a cocktail bar and the same texture of dark velvet. In each building, the original corner of the railing and the tiles that are stepped on each step lead the visitors to one place. The elegant corner of the comfortable nest, the slightly decadent space is full of charm and retro style. As a century-old building, Sala Equis...

Keeping the "old" of the building: creating a escaping tea seat in the bustle of the city, and Heqingtian

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The matter of drinking tea is very delicate. In addition to tea, tea, and sometimes more importantly, whether the environment can lead people to quietly taste the subtle taste. An old house that has been abandoned for more than ten years on Qingtian Street has recently reopened, which proves this. Tea can wake up, Jing can fix the heart, want to explore the true meaning of tea culture, Jin Tang and house view, are indispensable. Before entering the garden, the pavilion brought a raft, wearing a wooden raft to step on the stone path, swaying, afraid of slipping, and the footsteps were slow. In the Tianlong area of ​​the Tianlong Kingdom, there is actually this pure land, surrounded by green, silent to imitation. Is it because the buildings in front of you are so ancient and quiet? On the open porch of the sliding door, there is a low table and two tea cups. Only the sound of boiled water rings in the ear, and one bite back, and all the troubles are forgotten. This good view of heaven and man can come true, and architect Chen Qinzhong is the greatest hero. He has been investing in the restoration of historic sites for many years. He learned that the Cultural Bureau of the North City Government was pushing the old house culture movement a few years ago, and encouraged the tea merchants Baifu Tibetan warehouses that wanted to expand their bases in Taiwan. This building is located at No. 10, Lane 8, Qingtian Street. In the 1930s, it was originally a residence of the Taipei University of Higher Education (now the National Taiwan Normal University), and was managed by Taiwan Electric Power Co., Ltd. and the Taiwan Power Company after the recovery. After winning the bid for the Baifu warehouse in 2015, Chen Qinzhong spent a year of design and two years of engineering. In the spring of this year, it became a brand new tea culture experience space, “Hehe Qingtian”, and opened the public to make an appointment. The most precious thing is the way the years are given. "This house is registered as a historic building. In other words, it is a cultural asset and a public good. What do you mean? It means that it will live older than us!" Chen Qinzhong said. If building life can be drawn into a long line that spans the times, then even if you add various functions as your needs change, you should not lose your original appearance and spirit, because everything should be reserved for future generations. This is why he "repairs the old as old" and refuses to join the contemporary building materials or style. When the house was taken up, the sliding door and the ceiling were gone, the walls were covered with thick white paint, and only one layer of paint was removed to restore the texture of the wooden wall, and then the door was re-applied. Among them, Ramen Xuan paper deliberately used Pu'er tea soup to dye yellow, make shades and spots, and even use bamboo to spray bamboo leaves to make the old and new colors unified. "I want to look like a yellowed old photo overall." The old seat (ざしき, living room) is now the largest tea room, connected to the "bed between the bed" that is one step higher than the tatami. Chen pointed to the mottled wall: "There is even a trace of the previous installation of the cabinet." He redone the crossbar and the floor, but he was reluctant to rectify the wall. The "between the beds" in the Japanese-style houses has always placed the treasures that represent the spirit of the master. It is also the core of the family. It is a tribute to the "process" of the past housing experience. The main tea room between the attached beds is diagonally opposite to the tea ceremony classroom. Here, tea is also used. The tea slag, straw, and dirt are smeared on the brick wall, and the "tea wall" is controlled by the washing method. The texture between the two. There is also a back tea room transformed from the old kitchen. The fine stone paving, the sliding door can be fully opened, embracing the scenery of the garden, and also covering the garden with recycled grass and mud, and awakening childhood memories of mud in the cave. "Fang Cao Ting". All the way through, every place has its own merits, but it is not comparable to the last surprise on the top. At the top of the back building, Chen Qinzhong set up a stone step and stored a pond to create the only "moon tea seat" in Taiwan. There is a tree in front of the black pine, and the night wind is light and sloppy, and it is a great embodiment of the city. But what about the moon? "In the pool," he laughed. In a few comparable movies, "The Generation of Tea Saints and Thousands of People", Qian Lixiu reflected the moonlight with a black water tray and dedicated it to Toyotomi Hideyoshi as a gift. It accommodates the crowd and also accommodates the place of memory. "The architect's mission is to think about how to design the space without destroying the land." Perhaps this is the most complete implementation of the old-fashioned new students, because the logic of the Japanese-style construction of the wooden building, and He Qingtian only The use of natural materials such as wood, grass, bamboo, and soil is not only environmentally friendly, but also regulates the indoor microclimate to maintain warm winter and cool summer. After the interview, we took a rest in the cloister and learned about the original old-fashioned tea in the museum. The director, Fang Ting, took the newly-developed dried mango. "When the former homeowners came back, they would share the memories of sitting here to eat mangoes, so the tea set decided to be dried mangoes!" Thanks to the opportunity of repairing, they contacted the eldest daughter of the three tails of Jiro, Kuroki Kyoko, her childhood is also here. How did the scenery that I saw at the time differ from the present? In the past, 80 years have passed. But the building is still there. It is like an old man guarding this square of land. It is quiet and quiet. When people are in a daze, when the tea is overflowing, it continues to convey the unique bleak happiness. No.10, Lane 8, Qingtian Street, Daan District, Taipei, China T: (02) 2321-0055 Text/ Ouyang Chenrou. Photography/ Xu Xiang. Part of images courtesy of Architects Design Office. [This article is Polysh...

Step up and step into the cloud of maze: Tokyo Tree House Gallery, Tree-ness House

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Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature. - Antoni Gaudí i Cornet's association with the word "natural" is the arc of high and low, or soft and organic lines; however, unlike most people The impression of "nature", the Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata cuts into a tree with angular lines and builds a "Tree-ness House" in Tokyo. Hirata Hiroshi, who has worked in the famous Japanese architect Ito Kazuo for eight years, loves the intricate tree structure, counts the roots, stems, branches, flowers of trees, and the lichens, insects, and birds that are attached to the trees. ,animal. The love of the tree, the nuances of the life fascinated by it, Hiroshi Hirata through the Tree-ness House. The basic body of the building is a square, and then divided into three elements: box, wrinkles and tree planting. Look at the details of the building, such as cutting the edge of the box, folding it outward along the edge of the tangent, letting the body resemble a flower that blooms in one side, and put the plant in the block space created by the chamfer, one by one. It is simple to complete. The Tree-ness House is an urban tree house consisting of several measuring units. It is filled with green plants and mosaics to fill the space between the white bodies. The branches are intertwined and contain many lush vitality. Create a unique sense of space in the interior. The exterior of the building, built with concrete, with white steps and window sills, has become a business-like landscape in the greenery. If the growth of the same tree takes many years, Tree-ness House also takes years to complete. The owner of the three art galleries wants to create a white showroom that is different from the general gallery. After years of discussion and planning, Hirata has designed the urban tree house with the intricate pattern. The first floor is an art gallery. The seven floors above are planned for use in the home space. Like a big tree in the city, the Tree-ness House simulates the stretched foliage with a misplaced volume, using the white space to accommodate the life in it. In this detail-filled building, whether it is a plant that hangs from the window or a person who lives in it, it entrusts the daily living to the gap of stone gray; when breathing and breathing, life is accompanied by the image of organic and life. Quietly unfolding. All Images Courtesy of Akihisa Hirata Architecture. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting architectural and design articles.

A hat, woven from the black movie dream of a boy's heart: the 1915 Chicago Fire Farm's converted hat workshop, OPTIMO

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Photography/Tom Rossiter & Tom Fowler & AJ Trela ​​. All Images Courtesy of SOM. OPTIMO, maybe you are a bit strange to this name, the charm of its handmade hats sweeps across the United States, from the 20th century influential blues legendary singer John Lee Hooker, then to contemporary character actor Johnny Depp, wears it in the movie "Public Enemies." The 25-year-old men's handmade hat brand OPTIMO has a memory of the golden age of Hollywood in the torrent of time. It is the heritage of traditional craftsmanship, the highest honor of hand-made caps, or a black movie in a boy's heart. Dream (Film noir). Johnny Depp in the movie "The No. 1 Public Enemy" wears OPTIMO. Image Source: OPTIMO Facebook. Johnny Depp in the movie "The No. 1 Public Enemy" wears OPTIMO. Image Source: OPTIMO Facebook. OPTIMO founder Graham Thompson is fascinated by hats, from Hollywood's "black movie" (Film noir, belonging to detective films or crime films) when he was watching with his father. Wearing a hat and a cowboy hat attracted him; after that, the hat became a must-have symbol for men in his heart. In 1995, Graham officially consulted Johnny Tyus, the traditional hat-maker of the South, and took over the handmade hat shop after he retired. With this passion and obsession, he passed on the traditional hat-making skills in Chicago, USA, and will "handmade." The value of the brand has been carried forward, leading the trend of custom-made caps with a rigorous attitude. ...

The architectural philosophy of post-disaster reconstruction in the area of ​​vitality: let the refugees and the affected households rebuild their homes and travel to the disaster-stricken areas of the architect Xie Yingjun

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Building a house is a production act, as long as it is a carnival where the house is built. Here, the construction of the upper beam, the firecrackers on the other side, all day is full of vitality. People affected by natural disasters not only need to settle down their lives, but also have to reunite and find their confidence to move forward. The architect, Xie Yingjun, who has been involved in post-disaster reconstruction for 20 years, continues to practice this matter. The technology of open architecture allows everyone to participate, making production behavior an inspiring agent. When I visited half of it, Xie Ying’s cell phone rang. On the phone, the batch of reports on the progress of the report, Xie Yingjun said that this is the case, and then I said how I would like to ask, like the generals in the camp to give orders. After 20 years of struggle in the post-disaster reconstruction site, he now runs abroad less and prefers to sit in the studio of the Tsang tribe in Sun Moon Lake. It is also the initial place for him to practice building a house together. "It's like Utopia," he said, and then showed off his mobile phone. "Now it's all over the Internet." The development of a light steel structure system allows everyone to participate in the remote control of the building, and it is lazy, but In fact, there are too many cases and a wide distribution. It depends on the supervision of the members of the firm on the spot. The experienced Xie Yingjun can't fly, and he can master the communication by mobile phone. His steel factory is in Chengdu, and the materials are delivered directly to the construction site. When talking about the work being carried out, he did not say that he was an architect: "We are selling steel structure, this is our core brand." In 1999, Xie Yingjun entered the Thao community of Sun Moon Lake to rebuild after the 921 earthquake. The use of recycled materials and light steel structures in the field to create a series of experimental houses, officially launched his road to post-disaster reconstruction. Later, including the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, the 2008 disaster in Taiwan, and even the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, he was able to see him. Unlike the average architect, he completely implemented the matter of "covering the house he lives in." Liao Weiyu, a team member who traveled with him to the Sichuan earthquake-stricken area, described in his book "Guerrilla House": "The design of the Xie Yingjun team is quite special. Only a set of the most streamlined and even symbolic illustrations is used to assist the scene. Construction. This set of drawings can be roughly divided into three parts: material list, structure drawing, and zero material drawing. The uniform size allows the structure drawing to be simplified into a large number of single lines, and the numbered parts are numbered. Most of them are auxiliary connectors." All the components are simplistic to the extreme, and as long as they are properly led, even the untouchables can successfully enter the house. "People who usually design, under control all places, but our idea is not like this, the less things are controlled, the better." Xie said, "Because this thing is not from us, but from them (disasters) and Our cooperation. They are very important roles." In addition to the architectural profession, he has also worked on construction work, deep understanding of construction details, and therefore understands the profits of builders in all aspects. He designed a light steel building system that can change according to the needs of the field. He hopes to open up the building profession to the masses. On the one hand, it will avoid the cost of being promoted by the unscrupulous manufacturers, and on the other hand, bring the unity and encouragement to the occupants who have built the building. We asked, seeing so many victims, it is impossible to help one by one, how to adjust psychological pressure? He didn't seem to think that it was a problem. "Building a house is a production act. As long as it is a place to build a house, it is like a carnival. Here, the work is on the beam, the firecrackers are there, and the whole day is full of vitality." The teacher is a peasant architect who emphasizes that residents are engaged in building a house, with a focus on the community behind it. The old family built a house, and the young people who walked out of the field came back to help. The neighbors rolled up their sleeves and joined the ranks. The last whole house was covered, and everyone had a sense of belonging. However, of course, there are times when there is no such joy. Last year, Xie Ying was invited by Finnish Design Week to travel to Helsinki to lead the refugees into the “Art of Relaying House Creation Behavior”. Together with the local timber to build a two-story experimental building, the local anti-immigrant organization rebounded strongly and protested at the site. Human rights groups supporting the refugees also took to the streets to march. The conflict between the two parties made this design work a serious topic in an instant, and the official media were concerned. The curator of the design week panicked. Xie Yingjun and the group members were there, and the old god was there. They set up a shed on the first floor and turned into an open space, and invited representatives from both sides to express their opinions. When the microphone was handed in, the originally excited protesters suddenly became very gentleman, and finally the atmosphere was reversed 180 degrees and the peace ended. "The curator later complained a bit and said that we have designed it before. I said yes, I knew it would be like this." He smiled proudly. The disaster-stricken scene is ever-changing, but it can always be closed. Because people are alive, they are not as worried as they are before the trip. Moreover, many rural residents still retain the wisdom of traditional house-building. Even if the language is unreasonable, as long as the steel skeleton and structure drawings are provided, the other party will almost immediately get started. "I am most afraid that our architects would like to teach them with their own profession, and that's it." For example, when I went to the earthquake-stricken area in Nepal to assist in the reconstruction in 2015, only the most streamlined steel structure was provided, and the residents themselves replaced the wood of the old house. The materials were also added to the geotechnical method to complete the reconstruction under difficult conditions. When the Liuliu Village of Sichuan Earthquake was built, the people even took the poles on the same day, and they sang the slogan enthusiastically. The boiling atmosphere in turn infected the construction team that came to guide. "Idon Kazuo, who finished the Taichung Opera House, recently did not sigh that he should not make such a complicated and difficult house? Because he experienced the 311 earthquake, his views on architecture have changed. The simpler and easier the house should be. The better the architects are, the more they are doing on the top of the pyramid, like the Gabatta Tower. But working in the disaster area is solving the most basic survival needs.” Xie Yingjun said, “The future will definitely return to the manual. It is a trend. Even if our system is also, steel is factory production, others are handmade.” Through the network platform, the open architecture profession, in addition to producing steel structure, provides independent research and development of light steel building system, Xie Yingjun An ideal is to develop a platform in the future, allowing users to use the system to design the desired house, which is quite open source architecture (Open-source architecture). "There are a lot of indirect costs for housing production. If you integrate through the Internet, these can be compressed. So the most important thing is that the structure should be perfectly digital." It seems that there will be more work on the mobile phone in the future. Not only remote control, but even the world, he has provided his home improvement system to all those who need it at a reasonable price. However, those areas that cannot be connected still have to go out in person. "Our next case is in the Syrian border in Turkey. Many people are involved in the reconstruction. The sergeant received us to go to the office, and it was beautiful, because it was just covered, and the previous one was blown up." Xie Yingjun said with an understatement, his eyes It is as sharp and firm as it can be. ...

Built in ice and snow, dissolved in river water: Swedish Ice Palace ICEHOTEL

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Photography/ Asaf Kliger & Lars Lindh & Paulina Holmgren. All Images Courtesy of ICEHOTEL. As a citizen of the South Island, in the midsummer days of burning in the midsummer, a group of hot air that is eagerly warming up and relentlessly takes over and makes people sweat. Dripping, miserable. At this time, look at the ICEHOTEL in the village of Jukkasjärvi (Youkasjarvi) in Sweden, maybe to eliminate your temperament. Yukasjarvi, it may not be a famous big city, and the map will not be your first choice for tourism. But this is a village named after the Sami language in the Nordic, meaning "the gathering place beside the river". It is located on the side of the Torne River, one of the largest rivers in northern Sweden. It has been a trade gathering of nearby mountain groups and river spring residents since ancient times. Ground. Photography/ Asaf Kliger. Photography/ Asaf Kliger. The ICEHOTEL, which was designed from the building to the interior space, was created in 1989 and is located 200 km north of the Swedish Arctic Circle. Every winter, the design and construction team Torne River harvests more than 1,000 tons of ice and natural ice and snow, polished and carved into an original ice-cold restaurant. In particular, these ice and snow buildings will dissolve back into the river every April of the next year. The characteristics and advantages of this "seasonal limitation" also allow ICEHOTEL's design team to create a hotel that is unrestrained every year without any scruples. Photography/ Martin Smedsén. Photography/ Asaf Kliger & Paulina Holmgren. Photography/...

Sprouting from the center of the city, the song of the tree on the building: House for Trees

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At this time of inciting anxiety, nature has become a scorching earth. As soon as 2014, a seed fell silently in the Tan Binh district of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, turning the human home into a tree of the earth. Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects) Architects, in 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – a crowded city with only 0.25% greenery at the time – planted a tropical forest in the siege of a typical Vietnamese townhouse – "House for Trees." The five buildings with a total budget of only about 450,000 Taiwan dollars have become potted plants on the earth and are also the city's flood control drainage system. In the same year, VTN Architects won the AR (Architectural Review) architectural award for recognition. Even in busy big city centers, they (trees) are still part of the earth. The roof of the concrete building is carrying large trees, and they are apartments with people living together. The five buildings with irregular shapes respond to narrow, crowded construction sites. They seem to be stubborn, but they form a small park in the middle of five concrete buildings. The big trees planted on the roof make it cool. The outdoor space, in this hot summer day, provides a gentle shade of greenery. Light and shadow are changing every hour, and the faces of these buildings are different every moment. In order to reduce the carbon footprint, the main body of the building uses pure cement, the outer wall uses local bamboo, and the inner wall also uses local bricks. It is not painted, and has a simple texture. There is a ventilating space between the cement wall and the brick wall to prevent the heat from being caused by the heat in the room. The bamboo fence of the outer wall changes with the sunrise, sunset and time, revealing the ever-changing light and shadow, becoming a natural decorative art, "Let every moment of the building The appearance is different." In addition to the greenery, the outdoor space for connecting the first floor is a public space such as a library and a restaurant; private spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms are placed on high floors. Space and space are connected by steel belts. For safety and privacy, all large glass windows are open to the green area at the center and remain closed to the outside. Vo Trong Nghia creates a greenery in the dusty city center with a tight budget. It is a symbiotic land and a caring person. It shows that the co-prosperity between man and nature is never a myth, but a fact that you and me are feasible. Photography/ Hiroyuki Oki. All images...

In the recycling yard, brew a cup of "zero waste" summer cool: Japanese grocery brewing workshop RISE & WIN

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Photograph © Hideaki Hamada. All Images Courtesy of RISW & WIN Brewing Co. BBQ. For thousands of years, humans have followed the vitality and energy of the earth to enhance their knowledge and develop a "people-oriented" economic value system under the wave of industrial manufacturing. However, excessive resource demand eventually caused the earth's mother to exceed the load, and the pleasant living environment has become a glory yesterday. We are sweating under the umbrella of skyscrapers, like a sigh of sorrow. When deforestation, reclamation and land reclamation, when only the consortium of immediate interests is seen, I am still "developing" around the world. The residents of the southeastern countries of the four countries have already awakened the first step, and the word "environmental protection" has been rushed into daily life and even led the trend. . Located in the rolling hills and lines, Kamikatz in Tokushima Prefecture is interwoven with rice terraces. The water-green mirrors of the terraces reflect the mountains and the light. Walking through them, not only feel the natural grace, but also deeply recognize the It is a tribute from the local residents to the natural environment. This small town of 1600 people, like other non-majority areas in Japan, faces the loss and aging of young people, but the elderly residents who are deeply rooted in it are actively investing in "Ye Ye" (seasonal cultivation, The agriculture that produces and sells edible mosaics and mountain vegetables, for example, the raw materials and ingredients of "wife's food" in Japanese cuisine, makes the Kami-Shinmachi still vibrant, and it is also a representative indicator of industrial activation in Japan's aging population. The residents of Sakagami-cho also realized that the greenhouse gas and toxins caused by the garbage incinerator caused damage to the environment and food crops. In 2003, they launched the “Zero Waste” campaign and decisively abolished the garbage truck system. Garbage is taken to a unified recycling center in the town. In addition to reducing incineration and driving expenses, the 45 waste sorting projects set up so far have succeeded in making waste “recycled and reused”; the town even announced that it will phase out waste incineration and landfills by 2020. Recycling has become a habit that residents have become accustomed to, and now the town has reached nearly 80% resource recovery rate. Inspired by the townspeople's respect for Mother Earth, Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, the architectural firm of Japanese new architect Hiroshi Nakamura, created a rest home for the town from resource recycling. - Kamikatz Public House, managed by TRANST GENERAL OFFICE, a self-proclaimed "Cultural Catalyst", transformed into a RISW & WIN Brewing Co. BBQ & General Store that combines a brewery, a bistro, a BBQ garden and a grocery store. "." Photograph © Hideaki Hamada. In order to make the pub a local spiritual symbol, RISW & WIN...

With the haze aesthetics of Tanizaki Junichiro, choose a warm and quiet life and light: Kyoto Machiya B&B A day in khaki

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All Images Courtesy of A day in khaki. Like a silent philosophical speculation, or an ancient map drawn from the lakes and mountains, when we use the senses of the 21st century to absorb the ancient capital of the millennium, the current experience is due to emptiness. Clearer. The shallow stone roads, wooden roof tiles and window sills stretch like khaki-like khaki-like landscapes - Kyoto is a glimpse of the four seasons of the fascinating colors of the four seasons, and the unclear glamour is not deliberately fresh, but reflects the face of the earth neutrally. , with people living in the traces. The hotel brand from Taiwan chose to create the first work in this place, A day in khaki, to sift the fascinating time of the building materials, and summon the sinister aesthetics of Tanizaki Junichiro. The fascinating part of Kyoto is magical, and it’s hard to tell the source of the indescribable attachment and longing; perhaps it’s not a vulgar bird’s nest, a geisha, or just a slanting stop. The bicycle in front of the Machiya - the sun shines and passes through the tires to form a gentle and calm light. A day in khaki is located in the center of Kyoto, the central district of Kyoto. It is adjacent to the two cities that have stood tall since the 17th century. It is easy to reach Shangjing and Xiajing by riding a bicycle, and you can enjoy the scenery of Kamogawa along the way. It is in the area of ​​Shijo-Kawaramachi, where people are boiling. Different from the hotel where tourists can't distinguish between night and night, A day in khaki collects passengers in the form of a package, and entrusts Toda Masaharu Architects to give new life to the embroidery workshop that was completed 120 years ago. The gestures not only melt the gap between the stranger and the whole city, but also dye the khaki from the daily streetscape for the air, creating a sense of belonging that truly settles here and enjoys living. The name is "khaki" (khaki) because our impression of Kyoto is like the gradation of khaki; the city's maple leaves, tea, buildings, temples and ordinary lanes are like this gradient. tone. —— A day in khaki is named “khaki” (khaki) because our impression of Kyoto is like the gradation of khaki; the city’s maple leaves, tea, buildings, temples and ordinary lanes , like this gradient color. —— A day in khaki upholds the respect of Kyoto people for cultural relics, because the old house itself was originally an embroidery workshop, so the cotton warm curtain replaced the room number and the house number, revealing the inner door drawn by the local artist Misaki Rina. Pattern lines; abstract lines on the cloth, coincide with the street pattern that Kyoto is proud of. The modern tables, chairs and beddings, which are carefully selected from a precise eye, are mostly selected from the soft design of Taiwan. They are unobtrusively integrated into the timeless building, like the heartbeat of the ancient skin. The good taste of the year will be a step forward, just like A Japanese in khaki, the Japanese traditional innkeeper culture, which allows the keen and exquisite travellers to absorb the novelty memories every day. Peace of mind. "The beauty does not exist in the object, but between the object and the object between the haze and the light and dark." - Tanizaki Junichiro, "Yellow Praise" Use the narrow structure unique to the Machiya and think about contemporary life thinking, A day in khaki. ..

Let the building talk to the earth: Japanese architect Nakamura Tachikawa designed for nature

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Hiroshi Nakamura, a new Japanese architect, studied practice at the master of construction, and at the age of 28, he established the architectural firm NAP Architects. He is good at using natural materials and combining local culture for architectural design. After his skill, he always connects the building with the environment, and even gives the building materials vitality and arouses the unique emotions in the space. "The details of the design can be seen in the architect's intentions." Nakamura Takuya, who once said this in his speech, believes that architecture should not be just an architectural entity, but should form a sense of unity with the environmental space. Different from the architects who focus on the Japanese market, Nakamura is standing in Japan and looking at the international market. His ideas also have a global perspective, which is the key to his openness in the international arena. He once said that the world is diverse and multicultural. Everyone has different thinking. Even in different time and space, when everyone does the same thing, it forms a whole and a social effect. Such a phenomenon can also find clues in architecture. Nakamura said that not only in Japan, but also overseas, more and more people admire buildings that are connected with nature. He believes that such ideas can resonate across national borders. Very nice thing. The ribbon church in Hiroshima, Japan, can be said to be the masterpiece of Nakamura Takuya. The double spiral staircase is inspired by the ribbon. The church is slowly rising around the church. Large glass surrounds the church. Natural sunlight brings temperature to the building. Jingtai can also overlook the Seto Inland Sea. The entire white building is situated in the woods and is full of modern design yet successfully blended with nature. Nakamura, who used the architectural structure to interpret the meaning of marriage, also revealed that the representative church was designed for the love of his wife, and he also proposed to his wife when he was completed. The romantic atmosphere not only makes Ribbon Church the first choice for many newcomers to marry, but also was included in the World Architecture Festival (WAF), which is known as the Oscar of architecture in 2015. Another building in the forest, the Sayama Forest Chapel (reviewed in full), is also from the hands of Nakamura's Tochigi, and the tranquility of the temple is a wooden building that imagines blueprints, presenting the traditional flavor of Japan and also showing The sense of integration between architecture and the environment. In addition to creating a link between the building and the environment, how to make the building contribute to the environment is a question that Nakamura has been thinking about. Sakae-machi in Tokushima Prefecture is one of the best environmentally friendly towns in Japan. There are as many as 34 kinds of garbage sorting. Nakamura Tochi is here to build the Kamikatz Public House, which allows buildings to be built on the road of “circulating society”. contribution. Based on the concept of "Reuse.Reduce.Recycle", the Kami-cho Public Building is not only an environmentally-friendly building, but also promotes the local economy and sightseeing. The environmental concept of the entire building is more sustainable and more meaningful to the environment. . What do you think of the relationship between architecture and nature? I hope that people who use architecture can have a closer relationship with nature in terms of material and spiritual, so my goal is to make a design that allows both buildings and nature to positively influence each other. In order to achieve such a goal, we will conduct a thorough investigation. The shape of the trees, the texture of the trees, and the greenery and aroma, because each tree has a different expression, we will decide the design for such changes. I want to be like a garden finder, to clear my ears in the various environmental conditions on the spot, while working and talking to nature. . In Japan, what is the difference between architectural design in nature and Europe and America? Compared to talking about the difference between Japan and Europe and America, I personally find it interesting that there are a group of like-minded people in this world. Everyone grows up in different environments, but they hold the ideal of "what seems to be better" in the modern society. This unanimous idea has crossed the borders of Japan and has resonated overseas. I have also carried out some projects in Japan, especially those from overseas, which always make me feel the strong pursuit of ideals in nature. . What kind of philosophy of life do people who want to create a living environment in nature? More and more people are beginning to resent the living environment created by artificial and chemical materials. They want to have a home that is connected to the environment, including the materials that are needed in life. So I let the materials such as trees and space echo each other, making life and nature closer. In the future, I hope that people can cherish such living environment and create opportunities for hope and imagination in the environment. This is the most ideal state. . What is your ideal life? Still have to have natural elements! So I hope to continue to create a building that will take the beauty of nature to the next level! Text / 陈岱华Photo/ Koji Fujii/ Nacasa and...