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Play and inherit. A satoyama residence that makes the best use of old lumber.

At one point, it’s a window that captures light.
At one point, it’s a table that makes your dining table stylish.
At one point, it’s a bed linen that gives you a good feel on your touch.

The expression of the cloth changes drastically depending on the place and purpose of use. We will deliver a view of <14-23> from the lives of various people.

 

Play and inherit. A satoyama residence that makes the best use of old lumber.

When you open the door, it’s dim even in the daytime, and the garden you can see from the window looks like a movie on the screen. The guest house “Tuki yo-no Kaikogoya” opened in Sakuho Town, Nagano Prefecture in 2016. If you try to incorporate <14-23> into this space that inherits the charm of Japanese houses. A simple cloth adds color to old materials that increase in texture over time.

 

Renovation of a 70-year-old sericulture hut

Mr. Iwashita Daigo, who runs a guesthouse and has worked on four places so far as a “small space where you can stay”. It is said that the “Tuki yo-no Kaikogoya” was originally renovated as a place to live.

“It was a 70-year-old sericulture hut that was on the same site as the old folk house that I had rented. It seems that it had been left as a storeroom for many years, and the inside was packed with luggage and looked like a garbage mansion. I had given up that I couldn’t use it anyway, but one day I tried to step in from the bottom of my heart. ”

If you look closely in the dark, you will see the magnificent beams of Akamatsu. The tasteful structure and compact size seem to be just right for life. The house I lived in is large and it takes time to insulate. In that case, I decided to renovate this hut as a place to spend the winter season warmly and rent it out to people as a guest house during the summer. (* Currently rented out even during the winter.)

 

Accepting encounters and shaping moments

Self-taught knowledge and techniques related to architecture. When creating a space, instead of deciding on the interior design in advance, we will gradually create an image while moving our hands. Mr. Iwashita says that things that can only be expressed at that moment will take shape from various factors such as things that were influenced at that time, people who spent time together, materials and furniture that met.

“I had the opportunity to go to France during the production. The historical cityscape is beautiful, and the old buildings are being repaired many times. I learned how to keep the old ones and how to take in the new ones by seeing the stone house that has lived for 300 years. ”

Through his trip to France, Mr. Iwashita experienced that the new ones come to life because there are old ones, and the new ones emphasize the unique atmosphere of the old ones. After returning to the renovation work of the hut, he will try to “do not fix it too cleanly” and create a space. As much as possible, the materials that make up the original space and the old materials that were sleeping were used to express the flow of time when the hut.

The peeled floor is washed with water, dried, painted three times and returned to its original location. The old material is burned with a burner and used on the outer wall and the entrance wall. The dining table and bed are luxuriously cut from local solid natural logs. The warmth of the calm wood harmonizes with the space.

 

A soft cloth that blends well with old lumber

“I hadn’t actively adopted cloth so far, and I didn’t really get the image, but it was surprisingly compatible with Japanese houses, and I felt that it was an interesting material that would be an accent to my life. It was especially fresh It’s a cloth lampshade. It has a strong presence, but it naturally blends into a calm space. I also like the soft texture that wraps the light. ”

<14-23> was brought into a space based on wood as a new material. The bedroom is illuminated by “LAMP SHADE SORA,” which is characterized by a pleasant sheer feel. The gentle light through the cloth invites you to a good night’s sleep. The vivid piece that decorates the windows of the dining room is “TOSS (RE)” that captures soft and supple light. The discreetly hung cloth draws a curve to create a calm atmosphere. The light red that shines in a calm tone makes you feel something exotic.

 

Everyday life near Satoyama

The garden that can be seen through the window, which is transparent behind the cloth, reproduces the wild nature that leads to the satoyama. Most of the furniture was get from a closed elementary school nearby, the chairs on the dining table are the chairs in the library, and the shelves in the kitchen are those in the music room. From each of the constituents of this place, you can feel the daily activities that have been accumulated in the villages that are close to nature.

“When I first stepped into this place, the tranquility and moist scent revived my childhood memories of a dimly lit warehouse. That feeling of suspicion but full of curiosity. Convenient It would be great if you could experience the feeling of adventurousness that is not found in a comfortable hotel. ”

In the comfort of feeling nostalgic, a piece of cloth wears a soft breeze and enhances the charm of the space. While staying close to the lifestyle of the satoyama landscape and welcoming new materials, this place will be filled with memories.

 

place / Silkworm House
 
edit & write / Arisa Kitamura

photo / Yukihiro Shinohara
Play and inherit. A satoyama residence that makes the best use of old lumber.

14-23 Re.nen (NL)

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14-23 TOSS (RE)

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