Campus Plaza KyotoKyoto 2000
When used as an interior decor material, washi is usually employed to create an environment within a room, but in this structure, washi materials were used for the first time to produce an urban environment. The washi and glass are joined so that if the glass is broken the fragments will not scatter. This combination of materials also prevents fading and condensation. The surface was processed to be non-reflective so that the surrounding objects are not reflected in it, which allows the washi to retain its original texture. At night, the lighting is computer-controlled to produce a sensation of movement.