Saturday, March 03, 2007

Use wood the same way as it was in the nature.

wood, Kyoto
This photo is shot in an afternoon and a pillar of a building in Katsura Imperial Villa.

Sunlight on the face of pillar show that the knotty surface is facing to the south. This pillar faces in the same direction as it used to stand in a mountain before being cut down.

The surface of trees on the south, in general, has more branches than the one on any other directions. This allows the branches to get more sun rays to do photonic synthesis on the leaves and to supply nutrition to the tree.

Carpenters in Japan has believed that it is better for wooden buildings to put wooden pillars in the same direction just as they were in the nature. Because wood, even after being cut down from trees, has been alive.

Location by Google Map


At 3/03/2007 5:51 PM, Blogger Zsolt72 said...

for some years my father used to run an enterprise creating furnitures from wood. And I liked he prefered to keep the wood in a way as it was in the nature.

At 3/03/2007 11:40 PM, Blogger Su said...

What a fantastic idea!

At 3/06/2007 2:54 AM, Blogger macky said...

The trees are not the same as people are.


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