June 18th, 2008
The Yoyogi house is again in the news, this time with MARK magazine. For those who don’t know, MARK is a Dutch publication with a fresh eye, published in English and most likely available wherever you happen to be living (hint hint).
June 18th, 2008
so , this is actually a bit of olds, rather than news, but the yoyogi house had a nice introduction to the international eye with this entry in Monocle magazine
June 16th, 2008
the doors were a continuation of our experimentation with using washi and plastic to make panels that would change their appearance with the light. In a practical sense they work as privacy screens, and in a way also make the use of the doors to the outside gardens a bit more dramatic.
as part of our effort to do things with a minimal look the doors are hung from rails kept invisible by creating recesses in the ceiling. The ceiling begins to have an appearance of a large floating plane, an effect made a bot stronger with the use of a light shelf along one of the walls – which almost obscures the top of the door in the light. an interesting effect.
June 15th, 2008
the washi-finish for the doors was layed on last week. it works quite nicely.
a few small jobs remain but all in all the work is complete and the final effect is on view. once it has some furniture in place it will be quite attractive as a living place.
June 6th, 2008
the doors are finished apart from the final layer of washi. they look quite nice in the space. actually it kind of makes us think we shouldn’t be covering them up with white paper, as the whole room is going to end up being rather pale in the end. Sometimes even when everything comes out exactly as you imagined it the in-between states teach more about what the design could be. We’ll see how it looks tomorrow and then decide if we had the right idea or not…