ryue nishizawa places fukita pavilion amongst the trees
all images © jacomejp
ryue nishizawa has created a destination for contemplation and relaxation in kagawa, japan. set amongst the trees in a residential region of the city, ‘fukita pavilion’ offers a place for local residents to pause from their day and feel an instant and intimate connection with the natural environment.
the design offers a place for its occupants to feel an intimate connection with nature
two gently sweeping curved planes form a sheltered internal volume, which provides a raised seating area through a crescent shaped bench. a single tree rises through the design, puncturing the floor and roof surfaces, further establishing the project’s close relationship with nature.
two gently sweeping planes form an sheltered internal volume
the planes are delicately joined at each of the structure’s four corners, evoking a sense of weightlessness integral to the pavilion’s composition.
a crescent shaped bench provides a seating area inside
visitors are encouraged to take off their shoes and relax within the newly formed space
a single tree rises through the structure, puncturing the floor and roof planes
the tree further establishes the project’s intimate connection with the natural environment
the planes are delicately joined at each of the structure’s four corners
the pavilion is set amongst the trees in a residential area of the city