Ginzan Onsen Hot Spring Bath House

銀山温泉共同浴場「しろがね湯」

Ginzan Bath House “Shirogane Yu”  © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Ginzan Bath House “Shirogane Yu”  © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Ginzan Bath House “Shirogane Yu”  © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Ginzan Bath House “Shirogane Yu”  © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
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Ginzan Bath House “Shirogane Yu”

415-1 Ginzanshinhata Kita, Obanazawa-shi, Yamagata, Japan
2001.07
Public bath house
63.24m2

We built a small communal bathhouse that can be used by local citizens and tourists on a triangular shaped site located at the edge of Ginzan Onsen where there are 14 hot spring inns.
The outer walls are covered with screens that have details traditionally used in houses in Japan called Muso Koshi. This type of screen was created as a structural detail that enables ventilation and lets light in during an age when glass was not available. The use of Muso Koshi screens made from wood and opaque acrylic panels with this project created a delicate subtle light effect that transcends conventional Muso Koshi screens.

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