Manually scripting the progression of a building through the seasons. Seasons that I have experienced in different parts of the world, but not in the context of the project. It all starts with a grid that is pulled out of the site lines. The site is an invisible border. A dotted line. The grid is extended until it reaches its simplest form. The site geometry exploded. 3 lines. 3 axis. Where they meet is the beginning of the building. The tatami. Over-layed. It creates a symmetrical grid, more flexible than its rectangular brother. The 4 tatamis now set up the core of the building. The services. Contained within a 2m x 2m courtyard. Services attached to it. Immediate spaces around the core become the spaces reliant on these services; kitchen, bathroom, toilet, cleaning area. Spaces unpack further. Following the kitchen area comes a dining platform. Following the cleaning area a corridor linking the sleeping spaces and studio workshops. These all split and shift further to create more space as is required. The movement implied in the shifting and sliding of floors roofs and walls is not one that happens over night. Rather a week of preparation - for anticipated events. Points of entry occur at the intersections of the axis. As the areas expand so do the volumes.

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