©2019 by UNIT 17, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

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.