We held an event at our share house in Kurashiki named “architecture + life coaching”. We welcomed our special guest architect, Yanou Keizo from G Proportion architects in Hiroshima. We also welcomed local entrepreneur Keiichi Takahashi.
The day included a design review of our recent architecture projects including plans for our share house and a new house made from hemp.
Alice discussed her “self counseling” business and we all enjoyed sushi from Takahashi sans sushi restaurant
Many thanks to everyone that came in particular Yanou Keizo for his invaluable career and life advice.
This is a new take away drink shop in the Bikan area of Kurashiki. The timber joinery is by Moriya Tateguten.
They serve a range of drinks containing jersey milk from Hiruzen. Oishikatta!
— 場所: Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter 美観地区
Kurashiki Liverty House Global is open! Available for short and long term stay. Please get in touch for more info.
Liverty House Global aims to support young people with their studies and dreams. There are opportunities to connect with different nationalities and languages, international activities and collaboration. The share house is part of the “Liverty House” group. More details can be found following the link below.
We are developing a feasibility study for a “narrow” house in Okayama, Japan. The slender plot provides an interesting challenge of how to draw in natural light to the centre of the building as well as creating a spacious feel to the interior. The design will embody characteristics of a machiya townhouse which emerged in Japan in the mid Edo period (1603-1868).
More details to follow.
We have just submitted a competition entry for a landscape, art, architecture installation in Belgium. Fingers crossed we will proceed to the second phase. We will find out the result in May.
For more detail about the project follow the link here
This Japanese figure was made by Alice’s aunt. We took it back to the UK with us on our last visit in 2018. Alice’s aunt teaches this traditional technique in Kurashiki, Japan and recently held a large exhibition displaying her work.