Reactive Layering

  • Traditional Japanese buildings are composed of fixed and flexible elements: volumetric and structural elements are fixed, different to movable floor, wall and window elements.
  • That division brings a beneficial flexibility to the user, long-term over seasons and years, and also short-term on a daily or hourly basis. The structure provides a framework within movable elements can be adapted, added or degraded depending on climatic changes or social influences.

People: Listen, Rest, See

typology: House, Nature

Climate: Light, Wind, Heat

Location: Suburb, Town, Urban, Village

Material: Wood


Contributor: Erik Fichter
04 November 2017