Detail 2016 Prize

FBA received the Detail inside 2016 prize for K8 in Kyoto.

“Inside and outside are mutually dependent, and boundaries dissolve. The staircase serves as a continuous vertical meeting space with expansions at the landings, thereby creating a new type of space. The building […] makes the narrow plot on which it is built appear surprisingly generous […] Dark surfaces create an elegant contemporary room atmosphere that reminds us of the traditional temples in Kyoto, and which contrast with the glowing wood tones. The details are minimised to the point of invisibility, in order not to detract in any way from the conceptual approach.”
—excerpt from the 2016 Detail Prize jury comments