Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Woods of Net, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, by Tezuka Architects

Project data
Architect Tezuka Architects
Type of building Permanent art pavilion
Hakon open-air museum, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
Structural Engineers TIS & Partners
Photography Abel Erazo

This is a new permanent pavilion for the Hakone Open-Air Museum constructed entirely from timber and housing works by net artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam.
The 320m³ volume is created from stacking 589 timber members. Joinery techniques are derived from ancient Japanese wooden temples in Nara and Kyoto.

The net structure inside is hand knitted and is designed to be climbed on and inhabited by curious visitors.

If maintained correctly the structure is thought to be capable of lasting 300 years.

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