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Bubbletecture M / Shuhei Endo

  • 01:00 - 12 February, 2009
Bubbletecture M / Shuhei Endo
Bubbletecture M / Shuhei Endo

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From the architect. Shuhei Endo just shared with us another of his "tecture" series. Bubbletecture M is an amazing bubble-like wooden structure that houses a kindergarden in Osaka, Japan.

This kindergarten is about 45 minutes by Shinkansen train from Osaka and surrounded by a newly developed residential area. The structure consists of concrete boxes between each of the rooms and a wooden roof that ties them together. The shell-form roof is made of triangular continuous surfaces; its structural strength and geometrical consistency permits great freedom in designing of the necessary spaces. 

This structural system uses 2.5 m wooden beams and hexagonal metal fittings, factory-made and only assembled on the site. The integration of the wooden trusses and concrete boxes is geometrical but varied, a structure with rich in expressive effects.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Bubbletecture M / Shuhei Endo" 12 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/13664/bubbletecture-m-shuhei-endo/>
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F10 Rendering's Page · December 14, 2011

RT if u like the: Bubbletecture M / Shuhei Endo
http://t.co/P24vZiDg
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Guo Yan Chao · August 13, 2009

I like the construction here.

Ryan · February 17, 2009

I like this.

Troy Lemieur · February 13, 2009

I remember doing a report on BF's Geodesic domes, among his other crazy contraptions back in 7th grade. Strange to think that I had no idea back then that I would be starting to study architecture 6 years after that.

MKK · February 13, 2009

er. replace 52 with rw.

oops

MKK · February 13, 2009

Beautiful......

(oh and 52, I aparently didn't get the memo where we were told no one is ever allowed to use a dome ever again....)

52 · February 13, 2009

I don't recall BF ever building something like this

chris mcadams · February 13, 2009

RT @archdaily Bubbletecture M / Shuhei Endo: Shuhei Endo just shared with us another of his “tecture” series. Bub. http://tinyurl.com/asabn2

rw · February 13, 2009

sorry I had to...
have you heard of Buckminster fuller?

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