Sawara, Chiba, Japan, 2002

Weekend house and gallery

Renovation and installation 

Dimensions: 67 meter square

The Kura, the traditional Japanese storage house, was filled of darkness. But, strong light shining through the high level window created a dramatic contract. I installed a hand scraped translucent acrylic box which was placed over the window to capture light. As the outside light changes in the day and the season, light gives the box a life its own; a life that corresponds to the sky. This Kura is used as a gallery that is attached to the weekend house. Therefore, I design the acrylic box as a window, which can be open to invite fresh air. More over, I installed florescent light in the box to make this " window" as light fixture in the night.