kurosawa kawara-ten


It's often seen the same finishes or same materials used in modern architectures. It's selected for less decorations or economical purpose but it came to purpose its self.

Especially white architectures can be seen recent years and it gets high evaluations. Actually there are lots of good works but also there are lots of no good works. Then, what kind of power for effect to the space the white have? It's not enough thought the effect of white color.

Trying the control experiment to clarify the effect of white. The house was built in 1982. It's very normal style of suburban house at that time.

The house very opposite side of modern architecture, painted all the materials of the surface of the house.

As a result of this experiment, white has power making architecture modern. White makes things abstract. Shape comes up and emphasized.


Photo : Sayaka Mochizuki