Masturi Machiya , 2017
- Korinbo, Kanazawa, Japan
- A proposal for a representative building for the Hyakumangoku Festival - to promote ist traditonal activities. This is a achieved through a mix of uses, inviting as many people as possible to participate.
- The central staircase connects the different functions just like the 'tooriniwa' in the traditional Machiya and allows a lot of interaction, which also benefits from the split level.
- During the festival, the facade transform into stands to watch the parade passing by. The windows unfold so that the parapet become the 'floor' or fold up and become a second row of seats in the double hight rooms.