By Heino Engel

A notable vintage paintings on conventional eastern structure and its common integrative caliber, the order of house and shape, the flexibleness of walls and room features and different very important or specific traits. the writer describes intimately, and with a variety of architectural plans and drawings, the effect of the anatomy of the japanese human physique on conventional devices of dimension and on apartment building. This paintings isn't really easily an outline of the good points of the japanese condominium, yet ''an invitation to probe the chances of using this architectural success of the japanese . . . in smooth residing and building,'' in response to the writer, who additional believes that the original good points of the japanese condo are higher suited for function a trend for modern housing than the other type of residential constitution

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There is no single way of applying this compass rose to the floor plan. The general idea is to superimpose the rose and check the locations of rooms and house features with regard to the meaning implied by the symbols of the rose and elaborated in written instructions that are the basis for the interpretation of the symbols. Usually the rose is centered on the house, but sometimes it is placed on the center of the site. At other times it may be placed on the living room of the head of the house or on the sacred center pillar, daikoku-bashira.

The illustration of inaka-ma method shows that no less than five variational mat types, (a) to (e), are necessary in addition to the norm mat (n), in order toa ccurately cover any floor space without additional members. Among the five variational types, two sizes only, (a) and (b), are used in the 3-mat room, a space comparatively rare in the ordinary house. Another type (d) appears only when the 4 rjz-mat room is SYSTEM OF PLAN LAYOUT 39 arranged in the unusual manner of the half mat on the outside.

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