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Ephemeral House / NAAD

  • 20:00 - 23 February, 2015
Ephemeral House / NAAD
Ephemeral House / NAAD, © Keishiro Yamada
© Keishiro Yamada

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kyoto, Japan
  • Design Team

    Yoichiro Hayashi, Shogo Sakurai
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
© Keishiro Yamada
© Keishiro Yamada

Text description provided by the architects. Ephemeral House is a renovation project of a 100-year-old wooden building located in the center of Kyoto, Japan. The client, who is in his twenties and lives alone, asked for a temporary dwelling. Our intent in this project is not only to generate an appropriate atmosphere for living, but also to avoid hierarchical dichotomy between past and present, through that creating a space that has a rich sense of transience and festivity.

© Keishiro Yamada
© Keishiro Yamada

The same plywood material is applied on every existing surface of the living space except for part of the existing columns and hanging partition walls. The space, whose floor, walls and ceiling are united by the same material, provides the user an intimate atmosphere and an impressive sense of permanence like a cave, while it evokes a sense that the existing columns and hanging partition walls are added later. Here, the chronological order of the building elements, new and existing, is conceptually reversed.

© Keishiro Yamada
© Keishiro Yamada
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Keishiro Yamada
© Keishiro Yamada

However, in details, the surface of the wood constituting the floor, walls and ceiling is coarse and the studs are exposed in the back side of the wall, which gives an impression that the space is under construction or in the process of dismantling. The space, which at first is perceived as secure and permanent, actually seems to be fragile and has intricate time axes. What emerges here is a singular here-and-now space for living.

© Keishiro Yamada
© Keishiro Yamada

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Cite: "Ephemeral House / NAAD" 23 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/600899/ephemeral-house-naad/> ISSN 0719-8884
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