2M26 nestles Tehen sauna inside an previous courtyard
Kyoto-based structure studio 2M26 has inserted ‘Tehen sauna‘ within a 200-year-old Japanese house’s courtyard. Located in Keihoku, on the north aspect of Kyoto City, the construction faces a former conventional silkworm rearing home, with a mountainous surroundings peeking by means of.
Seeking to supply a singular expertise of the realm’s vernacular character, the entire cabin was constructed using native Hinoki cypress timber, by a neighborhood carpenter firm. Nevertheless, the design workforce added fashionable touches reinterpreting the backyard fences into an inhabitable wall.
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enhancing the realm’s people character
The architectural studio enclosed the courtyard with the sauna wall, whereas a floor-to-ceiling opening creates visible communication with the guesthouse. The guests can use the cabin all yr spherical, appreciating totally different climate situations similar to snowfall within the winter or sunny surroundings throughout summer season.
As for the inside, the sauna consists of two benches on both sides that may comfortably seat as much as 6 folks. A wooden range is ready within the heart of the house, interrupting the in any other case timber character with its iron silhouette. In addition, both sides of the big window incorporates a door that guides customers to the courtyard and its conventional ‘ofuro’, wood-fired scorching tub.
‘Tehen sauna promotes a circular economy. Back in time, Keihoku used to be the timber provider during Kyoto city’s building. Today Tehen sauna retains encouraging the historic hyperlink between metropolis and countryside landscapes.’