Palatine Kotatsu

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The Japanese use space differently: paper fans, kotatsu tables, kutsunugi stones each present a precise, symbolic and personal fusion of material and function. Their precision and tactile qualities prompted models and tests of objects both imaginary and ergonomic, culminating in a brief for a new kind of highly dense, highly adaptable, social housing that can be mixed with boutique hotel living. The former home of the elite – the Palatine Hill in Rome – is revived and returned to its citizens.

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