SANAA sets okayama university café beneath sinuous steel canopy SANAA sets okayama university café beneath sinuous steel canopy
sep 11, 2015

SANAA sets okayama university café beneath sinuous steel canopy

SANAA sets okayama university café beneath sinuous steel canopy
all images courtesy of junko fukutake terrace

 

 

 

japanese architecture studio SANAA has built a café building on okayama university’s tsushima campus. the ‘junko fukutake terrace’ (which is commonly referred to as the ‘J terrace’), is intended to be as accessible as possible, with a sinuous steel roof canopy supported by a series of slender columns. surrounded by glazed walls, the café adjoins a winding sheltered terrace that provides a place for students and visitors to relax outdoors. the scheme is the third project completed by kazuyo sejima and ryue nishizawa for the institution, joining a pergola on the same site, and the ‘junko fukutake hall’ located on the school’s shikata campus.

SANAA junko fukutake terrace okayama university designboom
the café building is located on okayama university’s tsushima campus

SANAA junko fukutake terrace okayama university designboom
a sinuous steel roof canopy is supported by a series of slender columns

SANAA junko fukutake terrace okayama university designboom
the scheme is designed to be as welcoming and as accessible as possible

SANAA junko fukutake terrace okayama university designboom
the café building adjoins a winding sheltered terrace

SANAA junko fukutake terrace okayama university designboom
the structure stretches out into the campus’ grounds

SANAA junko fukutake terrace okayama university designboom
the scheme is the third project completed by SANAA for the university

SANAA junko fukutake terrace okayama university designboom
an aerial view of the ‘junko fukutake terrace’

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