Adapting Traditional Machiya to a Contemporary Lifestyle

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Abstract

This chapter presents an analysis of adaptations of machiya, traditional Japanese townhouses, in Kyoto. The study aims to develop models for future reuse of machiya that combine contemporary lifestyles and traditional characteristics, in order to present possibilities for the preservation of machiya. The models for reuse are based on an evaluation of the spatial layout of renovated machiya in general and an analysis of the modifications of typical machiya elements in particular.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeritage, History and Design Between East and West
Subtitle of host publicationA Close-Up on Kyoto’s Urban Fabric
EditorsMarie-Therese van Thoor, Sara Stroux
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Pages83-99
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-94-6366-028-0
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • machiya
  • transformation
  • adaptation
  • heritage
  • traditional japanese architecture

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