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.

Location: Town, Urban

Material: Wood, Glass


Contributor: Anabell Fritsches
20 December 2017