A project for a renovation of a traditional town house built 200 years ago in Nara, Japan, comes from the works of Tadashi Yoshimura. The old house consists of several smaller structures interconnected by garden walkways and atriums. The repairs focused mostly on replacement of interior materials. The main construction and the facade remained without intervention. Materials such as japanese cedar, pine, mud plastering and traditional translucent paper screens were used for individual interior blocks.
The open walkways that connect these blocks promote ventilation and bring daylight into the interior space. Some of the blocks are equipped with sliding wall panels, which allow to reconfigure or extend the space.