naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
 

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'

on the japanese island of teshima, naruse inokuma architects has helped transform a traditional dwelling into a vibrant arts complex. located on the same island as the ryue nishizawa-designed teshima art museum, and in close proximity to many of ando’s masterpieces, ‘teshima 8 million lab’ was completed for the setouchi triennale in 2016 and houses the permanent exhibition space of sputniko!, a japanese-british artist.

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by nobutada omote (also main image)

 

 

in developing designs for ‘teshima 8 million lab’ naruse inokuma architects sought to find new possibilities through art and technology. working closely with sputniko!, the design team incorporated a construction method that has resulted in expansive, column-free spaces. ‘we sliced the columns that fell into the space midway and stretched a steel beam across the space so that these columns would ‘float’ in space,’ explain the architects.

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by kenta hasegawa

 

 

as its name suggests, ‘teshima 8 million lab’ is a kind of laboratory that resonates with the ambiguity of sputniko!’s work. the approach to the building is lined with torii gates and a place to hang ema (votive tablets), while views open up towards mt. danyama, the mountain that towers over central teshima.

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by kenta hasegawa

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by kenta hasegawa

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by kenta hasegawa

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by kenta hasegawa

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by kenta hasegawa

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by kenta hasegawa

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by kenta hasegawa

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by kenta hasegawa

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by kenta hasegawa

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
image by kenta hasegawa

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
floor plan / level 0

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
section

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
axonometric drawing detailing the structure

naruse inokuma architects transforms traditional dwelling into 'teshima 8 million lab'
diagram showing the site before/after the intervention

 

 

project info:

 

title: teshima 8 million lab
architecture firm: naruse inokuma architects
client: fukutake foundation
artist: sputniko!
architecture: naruse inokuma architects
structure: jun sato structural engineer
facility: GN
landscape: unittane
sign: mina tabei
construction: kishimoto construction

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