Intermediate japanese space

An exterior translucent-glass skin creates an intermediate shaded space, besides allowing the presence of a traditional japanese sliding door made of paper. This exterior skin, when opened, will transform the intermediate space in exterior (providing freshness in the summer) and when closed, in winter, wil transform the indermediate space in interior (reducing the loss of energy).

Place the photo was taken: 
Hinode Ryokan
1 Chome-8-35 Fukiage
Intermediate Spaces: 
Picture by:
Aina Coll