This climbing wall expresses the dichotomy of Outdoors/Indoors, both symbolically and materially. The climbing space, covered with OSB panels, is warm, earthly and stable but the windows have an airy feel, a transparency that changes with the weather.
Foreigners visiting Tokyo are often surprised by the absence of windows as we know them in the West, carefully positioned to "frame" the landscape. Traditional Japanese architecture has no concept of the window to look out through. People either stayed outside enjoying the view or remained inside protected by shoji and fusuma, opaque construction features that cannot be seen through. In this sense, Outdoors/Indoors offers a new version of the Japanese act of looking because, although there is a large window in the wall, Be-Fun invites those inside to look at the sky.
Description by DOMUS.