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A gorgeous marriage of Kyoto sabitsuchi and lattice

The design of Hanchiku and metal casting

The exterior wall of “Agora Kyoto Shijo” facing Shijo-dori is made of Sabitsuchi from Kyoto, a soil with high iron content which has a unique gorgeous color. An ancient construction method called Hanchiku, in which susa and gravel are mixed and kneaded into a laminated wall, are applied here in a modernised way.

The soft lighting peeking through above, shines through an original vertical metal cast that is inspired by the character of a Kyomachiya. It is made by Denrai Kobo, a long-established foundry manufacturer in Kyoto.

 

The expressive walls and lattice gives Shijo-dori a new look that changes over the time of day.

Why don’t you be invited by the lively bar lights behind the Hanchiku walls?

Come into Bar Al Bocadillo, a lively bar nestled within the Hanchiku walls.

The Hanchiku walls show a different look under the sunlight and after dark.

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