SCIPRESS FORMA
Forma, Vol. 12 (No. 1), pp. 71-74, 1997
Original Paper

Characterization of Space around Japanese Traditional Buildings: Part 2. The Physical and Psychological Effects of View of Eaves

Morihiko Yasuhara1 and Koichi Iibuchi2

1Morihiko Yasuhara Architect & Associates, 3-15-59 Shimokawaraya, Izumisano, Osaka 598, Japan
2Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980, Japan

(Received January 16, 1996; Accepted November 14, 1996)

Keywords: Domain of Eaves, Acoustic Effect, Tea Ceremony House

Abstract. "Domain of the Eaves" is a certain boundary, where an observer loses sight of the roof and begins to see the underside of eaves. This concept is applied to the tea ceremony house. Furthermore, a relation of this domain with an acoustic effect is suggested.