Miso Fermentation ShelvesBerlin, Germany
This 20m long structure is to be designed to hold 150 oak barrels used to ferment by the traditional Japanese process. Made for MimiFerments in Berlin who pride themselves in the finest of Japanese fermentation processes.
to be built: Autumn 2022
Utsuwa Project 3.0, Japanese teahouseBerlin, Germany & Osaka, Japan
This project is lead by architect Rieko Uchida to showcase Japanese crafts in Germany. The forum brings together experts in the field of Japanese rooms, craftsmen and craftswomen in Osaka and Berlin, and will provide a forum for free discussion of ideas. The forum will also discuss the presentation of prototypes to coincide with the Osaka-Kansai EXPO in 2025.
EN website: http://project-utsuwa.com/
JP website: https://utsuwa-project.com/index.html
completed: November 2022
The Moraine WorkshopThe Netherlands
in planning 2023
The Moraine is a 19th-century former coach house located on the Dutch-German border. Now leasing a new life as a center for Arts & Crafts. An ‘unplugged’ woodworkshop will be built replacing an existing overhang. Traditional construction methods will be used and as many natural building materials as possible.
to be built: Summer 2024
Bunkhouse in KyushuNorthern Kyushu, JAPAN
Her latest project is a small (4x8m), single-storey bunk house for cooking enthusiasts; a simple rectangular stop-over shelter with a raised floor and a single-sloped roof. The whole structure was made with cypress and cedar woods which are ideal for Japan’s hot and humid climate. Timber buildings in general are particularly good at regulating moisture in these climates and have been developed over many centuries for adverse weather and counteracting earthquakes.