CASE-REAL reveals an exhibition space design for photographer nao tsuda’s solo exhibition ‘tranquility at the shore’. the show was held at the historically conserved bunsho-kan of dazaifu-tenmangu, japan, a large tatami room open to the garden in front of its wooden structure.


the entrance to the space

 

 

due to limited wall space, CASE-REAL was challenged to secure enough surface for exhibiting the works. by implementing modules extracted from traditional japanese architectural aspects, such as the tatami and fusuma panels, the architects created volumes that can be moved and used for the exhibition without damaging this historical building.


the venue is a large tatami room open to the garden in front of its wooden structure

 

 

in addition, by creating various shapes of this volume, the viewers are able to see the works from different perspectives, such as sitting down or looking down from above — a free perspective which is similar to the photographer’s vision during his shooting.


the viewers were able to face the works from different perspectives such as sitting down or looking down from above

 

 

‘we aimed to create an extraordinary gallery experience through this atmosphere where the raindrops, the scent from the garden, natural lights blend with the photographic works of nao tsuda,’ comments CASE-REAL team.


the architects created volumes that can be moved and used for the exhibition without damaging this historical building

 


by implementing modules extracted from traditional japanese architectural aspects such as the tatami and fusuma, the architects created various volumes

 


each volume has the same thickness as the existing tatami

 


the panel for the exhibition has the same detail as the japanese traditional sliding door

 

 

 

 


project info:

 

type: exhibition design

location: fukuoka, japan

organizer: dazaifu-tenmangu

producer: biotope

sponsor: finnish embassy, visit finland

art director: kei maeda

exhibition design: koichi futatusmata, riki harada (CASE-REAL)

manufacture: ob

photo: hiroshi mizusaki

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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