kengo kuma + associates: yusuhara wooden bridge museum kengo kuma + associates: yusuhara wooden bridge museum
jul 06, 2011

kengo kuma + associates: yusuhara wooden bridge museum

‘yusuhara wooden bridge museum’ by kengo kuma and associates, kochi prefecture, japan images courtesy of kengo kuma and associates

located in kochi prefecture, japan is ‘yusuhara wooden bridge museum’ by tokyo and paris based practice, kengo kuma and associates. blending traditional japanese aesthetics with a contemporary language, the museum seeks to harmoniously coexist with its surrounding natural landscape.

in context

an arrangement of alternating and interwoven beams compose the wooden structure which appears to float in the air, supported by a single central pillar. two glass shafts flank each end, their translucent rectilinear bodies camouflaged into the vegetative background.

view from entrance

responding to the constrains of the site, the building features a sculptural triangulated form, which follows the contours of both the adjacent hill and neighboring structure. a solid glazed volume tops the permeable platform allowing the unit to gradually lighten and merge with its surroundings.

detail

the overlapping layers of wood are translated onto the ceiling indoors where the same inverted triangle form is also evident.

floor to ceiling glass panels enclose every side, providing the communal main hall and each collection room with views

outwards.

entrance

museum

  • he has no shame? its pastiche!

    kurosheep says:
  • i think it is more elegant than the pavilion in Shanghai Expo~~

    ray says:
  • its different with china pavilion! its not pastiche! you only doesn’t know Asian architecture is!

    emaulana says:
  • not the unmentionable chinese pavilion for god’s sake.
    its a pastiche of his idea of japanese traditional architecture.

    kurosheep says:

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