Recently I have was invited to have a chat with a graduate student from Sweden. Juan is completing his studies in the topic of Emotional Bonding with Objects in the Digital Age at the Umeå Institute of Design. Juan, Marco
Today’s photo 縁側(Engawa) is a unique structure of a Japanese-style house in Japan, and is a plank-shaped passage that overhangs the edge of the building. It can also be used to go indoors directly from the outside such as in
I came to a nice sawmill about 170km away from Marseille. There was a log there, filled with the scent of wood. The locally grown trees I was looking for were there. The best wood material for me is the
What are the differences in the characteristics of Sapin, Epicea and Douglas fir? I recognize that they all belong to the genus Fir of the Pinaceae family.
This is a lumber shop in the town of Cuges-les-Pins in Aubagne, France. Pine called Douglas fir is mainly used around here. It is very close to the timber called 米松 in Japan.
垣根(kakine)-Japanese Fence 垣根(kakine)-Japanese fences are roughly divided into those made of bamboo and trees and hedges that use planting. It has the role of showing the boundaries of the site and hiding the buildings inside, but the various designs are
In Japan, I call Joinery in two parts.In Japan, Joinery is roughly divided into two types according to their function. 1, 継ぎ手（Tsugite) In the processing of wood, when two materials are in contact with each other, the members are connected
In traditional Japanese architecture, you can see roofs made of various materials such as roof tiles and thatched. And the shape of the roof is also diverse. Here are some of them. Irimoya-zukuri (Combination roof) Yosemune-zukuri (Hip roof) Kirizuma-zukuri (Gabled
The unit of length used in Japan is the “尺（shaku）”. This unit is often used in Japan, China, and Southeast Asia. Currently, the length of one 尺 is 30.3 cm, which is almost the same as the “1 foot” of
Did you know that Tatami comes in a variety of sizes? In Japan, the size of tatami is sometimes used as a unit to indicate the size of space. 1 tatami = one jo However, the size of the tatami