Tag Archives: Wabi-sabi

teahouse 2011

The teahouse was developed in late sixteenth-century Japan by Sen-no-Rikyu, a Zen Buddhist monk who was an advisor to the Shogun Hideyoshi.  A small building with a low doorway, modeled on a peasant’s hut, the teahouse nevertheless commanded great respect.  … Continue reading

Posted in traditional building | Tagged , | Leave a comment

proportion and measure

In Western cultures, our architectural instinct surfaced in the Pythagoreans and became central, revealing that the soul, which took on various material shapes, was ultimately form.  Studying form was thus the true purification. Sanctuary is a primary human requirement.  The … Continue reading

Posted in traditional building, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment