Elements of Unity: Color and Texture
In contrast to the individually differing composition of the units, we used
color and texture to give unity to the whole.
The floor and walls of the
inner court are in whites, accentuating the tenderly embraced space.
The tile is unglazed in order to obtain a transparency in the white color.
Also to correspond to the composition of varying units combined, earthy
yellow was applied to two walls, one facing the inner court and the other
facing the street.
The roof of the dome is blue, linking it to the sky.
The independent doorways on the approach are made solely of stone without
a wooden frame for reinforcement using a newly developed method for gluing
two slaps of granite with carbon fiber film.
Narrow slit windows and golden tile lines are transcribed on the white walls.
This method was adopted based on rules different from those applied to the
This combination of different methods is derived from
the understanding that a town is not composed by homogeneous principles.
The slits and lines impart more than a visual impression of movement.
golden lines on the walls set at varying angles and stretching in different
directions receive and reflect the rays of the sun, indirectly registering
the passage of time, a response to nature like a sundial.