Japanese Architecture in Winter

Japanese Architecture in Winter

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Blog

Accoording to Yoshida Kenko’s famous Essays in Idleness (: Tsurezuregusa), “On buidling a house, it should be designed to suit the summer. In winter, one can live anywhere.” Really? Now I live in Connecticut, I am a little hesitant to agree with him, especially “living anywhere in winter” part. We had some snow last night, even though it has been […]

Cat’s Eye View of Japanese Architecture vol.1

Cat’s Eye View of Japanese Architecture vol.1

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Blog

Architects often visualize objects through a “bird’s eye view”. But at PED, we try to use a “cat’s eye view”, instead. Why? A view through “bird’s eye” is an image of space that you would never actually see as a human being. It would make you understand the total form of architecture, but if you never see it once built, what […]

Essences of Japanese Architecture in Connecticut?

Essences of Japanese Architecture in Connecticut?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Architecture, Blog

In visiting the Grace Farms in New Canaan,Connecticut, if you are expecting a typical American farm, such as the ones you see in the “Little House on the Prairie” (; I love that old TV series), then you might be dissapointed. But if you admire a life in the nature, like the one used to be seen in American […]