two-by-block by A-asterisk
two-by-block by A-asterisk
feb 01, 2010

two-by-block by A-asterisk

two-by-block by A-asteriskall images courtesy of A-asterisk




‘two-by-block’  is a proposal by japanese firm A-asterisk for a small shop in the town of hokkaido. with a floor area of 30 square meters the shop is constructed using leftover scraps of wood. the project involves a special construction method, where the initial structure is built in the winter time using a snow mountain as a base to create the exterior. ‘two – by – block’ was designed as part of the rokkatei competition

two-by-block by A-asterisk offcuts of wood

two-by-block by A-asterisk the wooden pieces are connected with a steel ring

two-by-block by A-asterisk construction method 1: making a small snow mountain in winter

two-by-block by A-asterisk 2: laying two by two blocks, with the small snow mountain as a guide

two-by-block by A-asterisk 3: the snow is dissolved in the spring

two-by-block by A-asterisk the shop is situated over a lake

two-by-block by A-asterisk in the summer time

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  • Would love to see it made! Delicious idea!

    J. Termite
  • i really like the idea, especially the construction method.

    and concerning the warping, would that not just be part of the appeal of the building, it is after all made of scrap wood anyway.

    Mr Vimes
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