koki akiyoshi of vuild studio creates a transportable wooden bridge made of domestic cedar in kawasaki, japan. standing at 2.7 meters tall and 16 meters long, the structure uses traditional japanese joining techniques by ways of wooden driving plugs, making it simple to assemble.

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vuild’s transportable bridge can hold the weight of one adult at a time

 

 

as a result of the traditional joining technique, vuild’s structure can be disassembled quickly by simply removing the wooden driving plugs. the bridge consists of eight modules that are no more than two meters long, which makes it light enough for two people to carry. additionally, two 400 litre plastic tanks are placed on opposing bases to reinforce the stability of the construction.

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the structure’s bidirectional curves

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the bridge took less than an hour to build with the help of eight local residents

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the wooden driving plugs and the wooden framework

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a deconstruction of the module 

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a close-up of the hinges 

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details of the bottom of the bridge

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a close-up of the modular base

 

 

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