Yamashita Sekkei

Circle of Forest and People Public Restroom . KUMAMOTO

Yamashita Sekkei . photos: © yashiro photo office . + archdaily

Connecting people and nature through log architecture. In planning a public toilet to be built in a park called ‘Tatsudayama Rest Forest’, which has been loved by many people as a ‘forest in the city’, we wished to create architecture in harmony with the rich nature and to contribute to Kumamoto Prefecture, where the forestry industry is very active. While great expectations are focused on timber for the decarbonized society, the price of domestic timber continues to stagnate and the forestry industry is exhausted. By using logs as building materials, we tried to re-evaluate the value of wood, as almost 100% of the natural trees can be utilized. Continue reading Yamashita Sekkei