The House of Sugimoto

The House of Sugimoto

Streaming Video - 2007
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The Sugimoto house is a large town house, comprising over 15 rooms, with a complex organization, linked to the family's activities. Built in 1743 it has no walls or windows; rooms are placed side by side. The house belongs to the Sugimoto family that made its fortune trading material for kimonos. The building contains a shop, family living quarters and employees' living quarters. A strict hierarchy presides over the layout, determined by the nature of the ground and the cardinal points. The walls are made from openwork wooden panels with paper frames that slide along grooves in the floor. The furniture defines the space and each space can change function. This fluid and flexible design is one of the inspirations of contemporary architecture.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : ARTE France [2007]
Copyright Date: ♭2007
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (25 min., 45 sec.)) : sound, color
Additional Contributors: Films Media Group
ARTE France


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