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Tiny Charcoal-Colored Hut by Koji Kakiuchi Creates a Corridor to Nature

Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 2, 2011 @ 10:02 am In Architecture,carousel showcase | 1 Comment

Koji Kakiuchi, hut, nara, japan, torri corridor, green design, eco-design, sustainable design, small footprint, charred timber, japanese cedar, sheltered terrace [1]

Clad in charred timber panels [2] 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 [3] that similarly acts as a hallway to nature, so we can think of it as another kind of sacred shrine.

+ Koji Kakiuchi [4]

Via Designboom [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/09/koji-kaiuchi-hut-1.jpg

[2] charred timber panels: http://inhabitat.com/feng-shui-expert-builds-mobile-dwelling-cube-with-a-living-room-bedroom-and-tea-room-all-in-one/

[3] peaceful shelter: http://inhabitat.com/shelter-no-2-an-affordable-prefab-pod/

[4] + Koji Kakiuchi: http://www2.odn.ne.jp/yaomitsu/

[5] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/16395/koji-kakiuchi-hut.html

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