atelier tekuto: the japanese pavillion, gondar, ethiopia atelier tekuto: the japanese pavillion, gondar, ethiopia
mar 02, 2009

atelier tekuto: the japanese pavillion, gondar, ethiopia

japanese pavillion by atelier tekuto

atelier tekuto’s japanese pavillion in gondar, ethopia has just been completed. the model project for sustainable and recyclable architecture used traditional old wooden japanese houses that were dismantled and transplanted to the city  redesigned using local resources.

with this project it was calculated that transporting and reusing the houses instead of dismantling and burning them reduces carbon dioxide emissions by a maximum of 8.4 tonnes. in view of existing regional infrastructure, a rainwater purification system was installed. electricity needed for lighting and operating water pumps will come from the solar panel system affixed to the roof. within the site there are also traditional ethiopian circular stone houses which will be relocated to become part of the japanese pavillion. it will be used for vocational training for residents.

japanese pavillion

japanese pavillion japanese pavillion

interior view of roof

general info: location: gondar, ethiopia organization: city of gondar, amhara regional state, NPO japan kominka research society architectural design: atelier tekuto / yasuhiro yamashita, fasil giorghis site area: 450 meters squared total surface 105 meters squared construction system: wooden and stone structure, one storey building

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