Moku Moku Yu of Klein Dytham Architecture

Friday, June 5, 2009

Klein Dytham architecture (KDa) is a multi-disciplinary design practice active in the design of architecture, interiors, and public spaces and installations.
Established by Royal College of Art graduates Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein in Tokyo at the dawn of the 90s, KDa is today a multi-lingual office with an increasingly visible international profile and client list. Moku Moku Yu , a timber bathhouse at the Risonare resort is a communal bath in circles.
“Bathing together, in a wooden barrel, under the trees, in the snow! This was our original image. In this image, we found the answer to the architectural dilemmas – use circles! The interpenetration of spaces serves to blur the usual divisions between inside and outside, and between male and female. Bathers separate by sex at the entrance for undressing and washing, but are able to rejoin again in the outdoor communal bath (konyoku rotenburo).

all above info and photos from: Klein Dytham Architecture