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Nov, 01 2017

November 2017

The Maekawa House

I was able to visit the Edo Tokyo theme park, where many buildings were built in the Edo & the Showa era. In particular, the Maekawa house gave me special impression.

This house, originally was built in 1942, re-constructed in this park in 1996, with most materials being moved from the prototype house to. This was made of wood, with 2 floors and the area of 110m2, but beautiful and harmonious.

Enter the main door from The North of the house, we will get across a small road through the garden ahead. As the designer’s intention, being outside in nature of the garden will make people feel more pleasant. The garden from the Southern behind the house is also very beautiful. We feel like we are in a fairytale house.

On the second floor of the house, with only a single beam and a row of pillars below, its structure is like a balcony. The upper floor has a working room, the bottom does not affect the installation of furniture, space is used perfectly. This is a great idea of the architect.

Its unique is the harmonious combination of traditional wooden elements with modern equipment. The great number of glass windows around simply serves the main purpose of bringing the natural light into a home in trend of European style. I was surprised that the building was built about 70 years ago.

So, it can be said that the Maekawa building brings new elements and leaves an unforgettable impression.

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