shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universityall images courtesy of kyoto university of art and design

 

 

shigeru ban has led a studio of graduate students at kyoto university of art and design in the construction of a temporary studio space. using the language of paper tubes and brilliant joinery so characteristic of his work, the architect designed a open plan semicircular space clad in rich, wide-grained wood. the paper tube shell was bookended with corrugated plastic in varying opacities so as to allow optimal amounts of daylight to pervade the workspace. the rounded envelope is a layered composition of aperture-ridden wooden panels and a pristine protective skin that tectonically unifies the building. structure and form are synthesized in a the grand gesture of the extruded arch, whose imposts become volumetric storage spaces. students participated fully in the design-build, turnkey operation which synthesized methods perfected in various disaster relief projects, namely, the combination of prefabricated and on-site construction.

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universitythe long span structure creates a free plan

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universitya pared down material palette manifests in a sleek composition of wood, paper and corrugated plastic 

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universitythe round space was bookended with light-admitting corrugated material

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universitythe central gesture of the temporary studio is a cycloid-like roof structure

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universityview of the floor’s structural system

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universitystudents clad the facade with a transparent skin

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universityentranceways are light-frame constructed

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universitytension cables, impeccable wood joinery and paper tubes comprise the sweeping roof

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universityshigeru ban lectures students in the early stages of the project

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universitythe architect guides student builders in the cladding of the roof

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universityview through the long span structure

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universitynight view at an early stage

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universityin process view once light-frame structure was added

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universitynight view of the pavilion with full facades

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto universitymodel of the roof structure

 

 

project info:

 

 

team: shigeru ban studio at kuadartist : shigeru ban architects & kuadnoriyuki tanakamitsuaki shimokawakeisho koderahiroshi inukaitoshihiro okuboshuya yanagawagun kotaniaoi matsudairayohei sakakinaomichi hotegi