House Altars

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House Altars (look in notebook) Raglan- “The House as Temple” o Altar o Kinship/ancestors o Axis mundi (post) o Hearth (fire) o Pits/ burials Terunobu Fujimori o Traditional house architecture o Minka- traditional farmhouses o Shoin- contemporary architecture o Emphasis on the roof and floor. Emphasize the space define by the roof and the floor, not the physical part. Space = Ma (interval space-derived from music, the rests) o Not only floor and roof (up and doen) but left and right (inside and outside. o Renowned how it interrelates the inside and outside, focusing on nature. o Ken - fundamental measuring unit – rectangles are all the same size (3’ x 6’) can be situated numerous ways in one space (all vert or all horz or a combo, also they kens can be cut into smaller pieces which are proportionate to the original one)- leads to standardization and proportion. (Dome of the Rock) The size of the room is based on the ken. o Parts of a building Tokonoma-the alcove itself, or the room containing the alcove. Shoji (exterior)/ Fusuma (interior)- sliding/ movable panels Bashira-post (axis mundi) Ma- manipulating space, the fluid space, the space outside the shoji where the floor extends and the roof is overhanged to shelter- it is outside Tatami- mats on the floor (reeds or thick grass) now synthetic House Altars
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