‘concrete roof’ by ryuji nakamura all images © ryuji nakamura

japanese practice ryuji nakamura & associates has created ‘concrete roof’, an experimental model for a concrete roof structure intended to span 19.14 square meters. supported with three pillars, the monolithic module features a triangulated beam arrangement. a manipulation derived from a two-way slab structure, weight is distributed and directed to vertical supports along their angled paths. formed with plaster, the small scale representation is the size of a table.

ryuji nakamura: concrete roof view of columns and integrated beams

ryuji nakamura: concrete roofside view of model

ryuji nakamura: concrete roof beam intersection detail

ryuji nakamura: concrete roof triangular beam configuration

ryuji nakamura: concrete roof top view