akihisa hirata architecture office: bloomberg pavilion
 
akihisa hirata architecture office: bloomberg pavilion akihisa hirata architecture office: bloomberg pavilion
dec 13, 2011

akihisa hirata architecture office: bloomberg pavilion

‘bloomberg pavilion’ by akihisa hirata architecture office, tokyo, japan photo © takumi ota images courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office + museum of contemporary art tokyo

currently on display, the ‘bloomberg pavilion’, an outdoor installation designed by japanese practice akihisa hirata architecture office will become a stage for changing exhibitions for the museum of contemporary art tokyo in japan. placed within the entrance plaza, the construct will become a symbol for the museum. a collaborative initiative with financial information provider bloomberg, the project intends to increase exposure to culture and art by allowing young artists and performers from the city to hold solo exhibits.

the pavilion’s form is derived from the structure of a tree and intends to provide shade to the immediate area. a triangular footprint with crisp planar walls begins to unfold at the roof plane into a series of pleats. the hyplane structure is comprised of white metal panels in the shape of isosceles triangles. the bends create a curving wall which reflects and introduces a soft light into the interior.

front of pavilion akihisa hirata – bloomberg pavilion – 2011 photo © takumi ota image courtesy of museum of contemporary art tokyo

acute corner of pavilion photo © takumi ota image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

side of pavilion photo © takumi ota image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

side of pavilion akihisa hirata – bloomberg pavilion – 2011 photo © takumi ota image courtesy of museum of contemporary art tokyo

detail of pleated surface photo © takumi ota image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

upward view of the pleated surface from the interior akihisa hirata – bloomberg pavilion – 2011 photo © takumi ota image courtesy of museum of contemporary art tokyo

upward view from interior photo © takumi ota image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

interior photo © takumi ota image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

at dusk akihisa hirata – bloomberg pavilion – 2011 photo © takumi ota image courtesy of museum of contemporary art tokyo

detail of pleated surface photo © takumi ota image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

illuminated from the interior at night photo © takumi ota image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

exhibition at night image © designboom

within the plaza at night image © designboom

rendering image courtesy of museum of contemporary art tokyo

goode projection of roof image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

diagram of exterior form image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

equilateral triangles versus hyplane triangles image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

conceptual sketch image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

triangulated panels image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

welding the panels together image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

assembling of panels before shipping image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

installation image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

aerial view of roof image courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office

  • Stunning! But is it appropriate for a gallery? Does the architecture overwhelm the art? Exterior isn’t an issue – but when the detail & this is beautiful detail comes inside??? As a gallery owner building a new gallery, I struggle with this issue.

    inde/jacobs says:

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