ryue nishizawa places fukita pavilion amongst the trees ryue nishizawa places fukita pavilion amongst the trees
nov 11, 2013

ryue nishizawa places fukita pavilion amongst the trees

ryue nishizawa places fukita pavilion amongst the trees
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ryue nishizawa has created a destination for contemplation and relaxation in kagawa, japan. set amongst the trees in a residential region of the city, ‘fukita pavilion’ offers a place for local residents to pause from their day and feel an instant and intimate connection with the natural environment.



the design offers a place for its occupants to feel an intimate connection with nature




two gently sweeping curved planes form a sheltered internal volume, which provides a raised seating area through a crescent shaped bench. a single tree rises through the design, puncturing the floor and roof surfaces, further establishing the project’s close relationship with nature.



two gently sweeping planes form an sheltered internal volume




the planes are delicately joined at each of the structure’s four corners, evoking a sense of weightlessness integral to the pavilion’s composition.



a crescent shaped bench provides a seating area inside



visitors are encouraged to take off their shoes and relax within the newly formed space



a single tree rises through the structure, puncturing the floor and roof planes



the tree further establishes the project’s intimate connection with the natural environment



the planes are delicately joined at each of the structure’s four corners



the pavilion is set amongst the trees in a residential area of the city

  • a few more photos would have been nice

    dbkii says:
  • Nice. It remembers me of my childhood. The feeling you had while sitting in your own built tent made of blankets.

    kai kuper says:
  • what material is the structure made of

    Zyy says:
  • Incredibly nice with extremely vibrant feeling of the nature itself.

    lazaroarchitects says:
  • We really need some people in there to understand this thing… the scale could be something incredible, or something that just makes everyone uncomfortable. But we can’t tell—as shown it’s just a sculpture, with no human interaction.

    erinwdesign says:
  • Nice – but wheres the storage?

    bun huggers says:
  • I’d like to know, too, what material was used to make it.

    Janetj says:
  • Scale! It looks super uncomfortable underneath there!

    phil the Architect says:
  • Skatepark *cough*

    rachy says:

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