Architect

Prince Shotoku

Year of Completion

607

Client

Prince Shotoku

Material of interest

Wood

Material Used

Wood

Properties of Materials

This is the oldest wooden structure, in constructed with natural materials using traditional methods of construction.

Material Properties

Material of interest and material used: Wood

Properties of material: This is the oldest wooden structure. It was constructed with natural materials using traditional methods of construction.

Application

Exterior façade

Climate

Humid Subtropical

Environmental Response

Wood found in natural environment

Keywords

Exterior façade, Humid Subtropical, Natural environment

Location

Kansai, Japan

Sources

Case study by Alison Andrews, Washington University in St. Louis.

Other: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C5%8Dry%C5%AB-ji

http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2013/05/horyuji-japan-oldest-wooden-building/

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Date submitted

March 2014

Disciplines

Architecture

Horyuji Temple for Prince Shotoku in Kansai, Japan

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