“800 years ago Kamo no Chome, a Japanese author, poet, and essayist, sat down in his 10-ft square hut (Hojoan) and penned Hojoki – what would become known as his seminary work of literature. To commemorate the occasion, architect Kengo Kuma has created “Hojoan 800 years later,” a modern day interpretation of what he imagines the 10-ft hut might look like today.
Using beams made from Japanese cedar, strips of ETFE plastic, and interlocking magnets the architect has created a transparent and highly temporary dwelling on the site where the old Hojoan used to stand. It’s on display at Kyoto’s Shigamo Shrine through December 16.”
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