Studio Akane Moriyama

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Studio Akane Moriyama made a tall façade curtain as well as additional curtains for a private house in Kyoto, Japan by Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture. The large, yellow-grey curtain for the façade covers a window of W2 x H7,1m, this to ensure the privacy of the residents and also insulate the window further against cold air. The drapery opens like a stage curtain, when a rope on the backside is pulled. This movement changes the light and thus the character of the living space.





Scope Curtain Design

Completed 2009

Location Kyoto, Japan

Site Private house

Architect Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture, Tokyo

Material Cotton100% 141g/m^2, Kevlar rope (4mm diameter), Aclyric tubes and Steel rings (façade), Cotton100% 141g/m^2 (kitchen), TreviraCS water-resistant 150g/m^2 (bathroom)

Size WxH 6m×7.5m on flat (2m×7.1m in situ) for a façade curtain, 3m×3.45m on flat (1.58m×3.45m in situ) for a kitchen curtain, 1.5m×2.44-3.01m on flat (1.2-1.8m×2.44-3.01m in situ) for 4 pieces of bathroom dividers

Total cloth surface 45m^2 (façade), 4.7m^2 (kitchen), 18m^2 (bathroom)

Total cloth weight 6.4kg (façade), 0.7kg (kitchen), 2.7kg (bathroom)

Photographer Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture, Takumi Ota, Shinichi Kawakatsu, Akane Moriyama

Team Studio Akane Moriyama Akane Moriyama


Magasine GA houses 113, Mark Magazine #24 Feb/Mar 2010, JA Year Book 2009, Shinkenchiku 12/2009, Casa Brutus 119,

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