Hishiya is a renovation of an eighty year old folk house built in a castle town founded by Akechi Mitsuhide, located in Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto.
The client currently runs a restaurant near the project site but was worried that the only accommodation available for visitors would be a commercialized hotel due to the number of vacant housing in the local area.
When thinking about ways in which architecture can alleviate the dissipating bustle and atmosphere of the area, a concept to create an inn that makes use of local materials, craftsmanship, and culture to symbolise the town's identity was chosen.
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