Contributor: Keith Little

Keith is an architect who has practiced in Melbourne, Tokyo, and on projects around the world. His background in political science influences his approach to architecture as a social practice of realizing the physical manifestations of human relationships. He enjoys the outdoors and the indoors, and is an extroverted introvert.


Old Yet Relentlessly Modern: Kyudōkaikan

Western influence in Japan has a fascinating and turbulent history. Architect Keith Little looks at how that complex relationship is embodied in Tokyo's Kyudōkaikan, one of the few buildings to survive the rapid economic growth of the twentieth century. Recent restoration of the complex was funded through an innovative business model, which reflects the temple's masterful blending of the old and the new.