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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
Tiny huts and homes completely reject the "bigger is better" mentality. Instead, it seems like many of the small structures we have come across - like this beautiful charcoal-colored hut designed by Koji Kakiuchi in Japan, and the lantern teahouse outside of Washington D.C. featured previously - have some kind of meditative purpose. Certainly that is true of this 8.31 square meter hut raised off a steep slope in Nara, which was designed to resemble a Japanese Torri corridor - a reflective space that bridges the outside world with the entrance to sacred shrines.
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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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/09/koji-kaiuchi-hut-1.jpg
 charred timber panels: http://inhabitat.com/feng-shui-expert-builds-mobile-dwelling-cube-with-a-living-room-bedroom-and-tea-room-all-in-one/
 peaceful shelter: http://inhabitat.com/shelter-no-2-an-affordable-prefab-pod/
 + Koji Kakiuchi: http://www2.odn.ne.jp/yaomitsu/
 Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/16395/koji-kakiuchi-hut.html
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