Architecture in japan

Architecture in japan

Last week I saw a very nice and interesting exhibition on the houses in Japan: "l'archipel de la maison" at Palais de Chaillot.  

Everyone knows that Japanese people can live in tiny houses, but with this exhibition you can appreciate the amazing ideas from the architects to create houses that you can only find in Japan (maybe because only Japanese people can live inside). 

The architecture of the houses changed when people wanted to live in the cities. Then the places become smaller and more expensive but the imagination of the architects grows amazingly.  

My favorite is probably a small one with a huge window, in one part, no window joinery on all the height of the house. And at night, a huge curtain falls down. It's very nice. 

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An other was strange, it was a small one too, in front of the sea, like a cube laid on the beach, with 2 big windows on the opposite faces.  The picture is more representative.  

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And a third one to finish, because I cannot show you all the houses... Another small one, with 2 separated parts and a big stair inside to make the junction between them. The total surface is 75m2, 3 floors, 2 buildings! 

 

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You can find all these houses in the catalog oh the exhibition, pictures, blueprints, and how the architects answer to their clients expectations. 

 The book.  

The book.  

Week-end power lunch

Week-end power lunch

Beetroot risotto

Beetroot risotto