Location: Ibuki-shima, Japan
Area: 50.91 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Future-scape Architects
From the architect. Periphery / Center
In the traditional local house in Ibukijima Island, the toilet is mostly established in a small cottage separated from the main house. The toilet is a peripheral space that is repelled and excluded from the main house. The relation between the main house and the separated cottage resembles the relation between the main land and isolated Ibukijima island or between a big city and a remote district somewhere. Now, Ibukijima island is only connected with liner from Kanonji city of the main land, and the small isolated island serves as the periphery of the main land and the country of Japan.