Tony Lees

Time and the elements refine the clay and timber of the forest, until the inhabited building site is transformed through flame. Visitors embark on a collective understanding of how to exit with- in. The hostel in Hakone is a moment in time, beyond that it represents a kind of cultural remembrance through marks of its own creation that were in turn inspired by Japanese crafts and aesthetic principles, re-imagined in new ways.

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