When I decided to build my house, I thought about my family’s health.
So I wanted to use natural material.
In Japan it is said that forestry declines because of cheap foreign wood and aging workers.
So it was difficult to find architect or builder who can use domestic natural wood.
The architect I requested participate in the NPO which takes
an active part of diffusion domestic natural wood.
The NPO also holds a tour to see producing area.
Of course expansion and contraction of natural wood can be unfriendly to modern life.
But I felt some merits to use natural wood which was pine, cypress and others.
•My house has big windows because of Japanese traditional method of construction
which mainly used beams and pillars.
•My house maintains constant humidity because of hygroscopic wood.
•I can feel warmth of wood.
•Joint of metal is much less than modern method of construction
because craftsman can make high level joint of wood in the picture.