katsuhiro miyamoto: n'dam
 
katsuhiro miyamoto: n'dam
jul 31, 2010

katsuhiro miyamoto: n'dam

katsuhiro miyamoto all images courtesy katsuhiro miyamoto & associates

japanese architect katsuhiro miyamoto has sent in images of his latest project ‘n’dam’ a proposal for a residence in japan.

the project involves constructing a small housing complex between the main house that stands on the ‘cliff’ and the front road.

the ‘leaning-type retaining wall’ was incorporated for balance, along the perpendicular direction of the cliff. the earth has been scraped downward while holding the cut surface with temporary anchors, where the concrete is then cast from the bottom upward. in order to secure a wide opening and sufficient parking on street level, both left and right retaining walls stand vertically. for this, the ‘inverse l-type retaining wall’ was adopted along

the overall result is similar to that of an arch dam filled with earth instead of water. the arch itself is subtly distorted, reflecting the asymmetric topography.

katsuhiro miyamoto: n'dam

katsuhiro miyamoto: n'dam

katsuhiro miyamoto: n'dam

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