located in hyogo, japan, ‘slowtecture m’ is designed for emergency situations, but currently serves as a tennis complex. shuhei endo designed the structure for the hyogo prefecture, which suffered in the great hanshin-awaji earthquake. the vast space would serve as an staging area in an emergency and is currently being used as a tennis dome. the building houses 9 courts including a central one with stadium seating. on the exterior, the building’s surface and roof are covered in soil and plantings. this blends the building into the landscape and insulates it from the elements. the roof is made up of a complex steel skeleton and pierced by large skylights. the central court is sunk 6m in the ground to obey the building code.

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endo shuhei architect institute: slowtecture m

endo shuhei architect institute: slowtecture m

endo shuhei architect institute: slowtecture m

endo shuhei architect institute: slowtecture m

endo shuhei architect institute: slowtecture m