Clothes + Food = Shelter

In the Japanese tradition, it is said that the clothes, food, and shelter are quintessential parts of their livelihood. In this project, like an obi of a kimono alters the dress size from being too long, the new-formed building and topography adapts the 10 meters difference of ground height into the human-livable scale and suitable living space. Furthermore, each dwelling unit is designed with dining space as the central function of the plan layout. A combination of two design concepts, clothes and food, shape this project, shelter.

Project Info

Location: Kagoshima, Japan
Type: Design Study (Residential)
Year: 2015
Design Principal: Kenji Hada