As a result, the surface of the wall became a texture, somewhat like a floral pattern: surfaces in the interior mix the texture of the old wall (that had been left unfinished) with the new wall, now painted white. The process is inspired by Kintsugi , a Japanese technique for repairing broken pottery. Kintsugi involves patching cracked lines in gold. In this case, accident makes beautiful repair. In this interior, a new harmony has been achieved, and the architects remark that "for the wall, something old is not just old, it is better than just new".
Ryohei Tanaka: PRC (patched reinforced concrete) painting studio
Architetct: Ryohei Tanaka / G
Construction: Kenji Okubo / DOUGU
Area: 70,5 square metres