shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university
 
shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university
jun 26, 2013

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university
all 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 university
the long span structure creates a free plan

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university

 

 

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

 

 

shigeru ban designs temporary studio for kyoto university
model of the roof structure

 

 

project info:

 

 

team: shigeru ban studio at kuad
artist : shigeru ban architects & kuad
noriyuki tanaka
mitsuaki shimokawa
keisho kodera
hiroshi inukai
toshihiro okubo
shuya yanagawa
gun kotani
aoi matsudaira
yohei sakaki
naomichi hotegi

 

 

 

  • The space is rectangular. The ROOF is an ARCH.

    Gordon

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