This book comprises a collection of essays on traditional machiya in Kyoto from various viewpoints and at different scales, including the urban fabric, the construction, the layout of the space plan, and building materials and details. By discussing the topic further from the various perspectives of the Dutch and Japanese scholars, we aim not only to cultivate a better understanding of machiya, but also to clarify the difference between the Netherlands and Japan in terms of ideas and approaches to preservation and regeneration of historical buildings.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Number of pages116
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-8366-028-0
Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Research areas

  • heritage, history, design, Kyoto

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