The necessity of hallways: Path making and the re-formation of a Japanese tea garden into an East Texas roadhouse
Davidson, J. Duncan
Casbarian, John J.
Master of Architecture
By identifying key events in the ceremonial movement of a person through a traditional Japanese tea garden and comparing this "event sequence" to a patron's path through a rural American bar (a roadhouse) it is argued that (1) the tea garden and roadhouse are both examples of interactive environments that encourage specific behavior of visitors, (2) events experienced in a particular sequence defines (psychologically if not physically) a pathway between two places, (3) such "pathways" establish a sense of relationship amongst different locations and consequently tend to organize the fragments (elements) of a given landscape, and (4) within the study of "pathways" there are useful techniques to be learned for constructing "perceived geographies" of high complexity.