Gallery: Tiny Charcoal-Colored Hut by Koji Kakiuchi Creates a Corridor ...

In Japan, a Torri Corridor is a reflective space between the outside world and a sacred shrine

Clad in charred timber panels and finished off in Japanese cedar, this little hut has a negligible footprint. Indeed, it has only one room and a sheltered outdoor terrace that opens into the surrounding forest. But just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot of depth. By giving it a series of repeating frames that each act as a small step along the Torri corridor, Kakiuchi has created a peaceful shelter that similarly acts as a hallway to nature, so we can think of it as another kind of sacred shrine.

+ Koji Kakiuchi

Via Designboom


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1 Comment

  1. scotchspaniel September 5, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Very creative use of space-I would love to have it wired for sound and listen to great music in it. Beautiful design.

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