1093 Akema, Uwacho
Seiyo-shi, Ehime, Japan
Design/architecture and urban planning office of the famous architect, Kengo Kuma.
Creation of a washi tapestry for a private house.
The tapestry is stored in an electric sliding system. To avoid deformation and folding of the paper, a special washi called igusa, is used for tatami washi mats.
The thicker washi threads have a straw-like interior and are stronger than koyori washi, making them less likely to bend.
It is woven into a lattice so that the washi can be made as flat as possible.