Kanji: 屋. Radical: 尸. Number of strokes: 9. Meaning: “ roof”. Pronunciation: オク、やoku, ya.


Ruka - A traditional Mapuche house, originally round with a conical roof. “The construction of a ruka takes place as a mingaco or communal task in which the owner invites the rest of the community to take part.” (orca.cf.ac.uk)

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Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Shirakawa-go 白川郷and Gokayama 五箇山
Traditional Japanese villages
In Gifu and Toyama Prefectures

Cultivation of mulberry trees
And rearing of silkworms

Known for their building style
Named gasshō-zukuri 合掌造り
UNESCO world heritage site 1995
Steeply pitched thatched roofs
Only examples of their kind in Japan



In Amazon rainforest (Venezuela, Brazil), the Yanomami people live under the roof of shabonos. (Yanomami lg)

Dans la forêt amazonienne (Venezuela, Brésil), les Yanomami vivent sous le toit des shabonos.

What is inhabiting ? How to define it? How have forms of housing and their quality played a major role in the well-being of populations? How has housing evolved? How should we think about inhabiting in today's world? What about the quality or shortage of housing? In what way does digital technology play a role in this area?... (to be completed)

Qu’est-ce qu’habiter, et ne pas habiter ? Comment les définir ? En quoi les formes de logement, leur qualité, ont-ils joué un rôle majeur dans le bien-être des populations ? Comment le logement a-t-il évolué ? Comment penser le logement dans le monde actuel ? Qu’en est–il de la qualité ou de la pénurie des logements ? En quoi le numérique tient-il un rôle en ce domaine ?... (à compléter)

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