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GC Prostho Museum Research Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • 01:00 - 16 January, 2012
GC Prostho Museum Research Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates
GC Prostho Museum Research Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

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  • Architects

  • Location

    2-294 Torii Matsu Machi, Kasugai-shi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Cooperation For Design

    Design Department of Matsui Construction
  • Structural Design

    Jun Sato Structural Design
  • Client

    GC Corporation
  • Area

    421.55 sqm
  • Photographs

From the architect. This is architecture that originates from the system of Cidori, an old Japanese toy. Cidori is an assembly of wood sticks with joints having unique shape, which can be extended merely by twisting the sticks, without any nails or metal fittings. The tradition of this toy has been passed on in Hida Takayama, a small town in a mountain, where many skilled craftsmen still exist.

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© Daici Ano

Cidori has a wood 12 mm square as its element, which for this building was transformed into different sizes. Parts are 60mm×60mm×200cm or 60mm×60mm×400cm, and form a grid of 50cm square. This cubic grid also becomes the grid on its own for the showcase in the museum.

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Jun Sato, structural engineer for the project, conducted a compressive and flexure test to check the strength of this system, and verified that even the device of a toy could be adapted to ‘big’ buildings. This architecture shows the possibility of creating a universe by combining small units like toys with your own hands. We worked on the project in the hope that the era of machine-made architectures would be over, and human beings would build them again by themselves.

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© Daici Ano
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34 Comments

dere · January 29, 2016

Ofcourse Kengo Kuma can't design.. He copied this off ZAHA HADID! ;D *sarcasm*

Linda · June 12, 2013

Thankyou Kengo for educating people on the beauty and use of natural materials in such an intellectual way.

ALPOLIC® Materials · July 23, 2012

Interesting Project by Kengo Kuma & Associates: GC Prostho Museum Research Center http://t.co/qxPQmapd via @archdaily #architecture #wood

Lucía Miné · June 23, 2012

Prostho Museum in Japan http://t.co/jDRftZiO

Michele Ferrari · June 10, 2012

this is a #architecture!..this is #art! not a simple building!
http://t.co/kk8uX4pV via @archdaily

? · April 10, 2012

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? · March 24, 2012

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Red Wolf · January 26, 2012

GC Prostho Museum Research Centre http://t.co/9hMj0Tmb #architecture

Inga Khatiashvili · January 24, 2012

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HIVE Houston · January 21, 2012

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Ionut Anton · January 21, 2012

Starting to enjoy Kengo Kuma - GC Prostho Museum Research Center - http://t.co/bRGHoih5

Newbie_21 · January 20, 2012

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Kat Velez · January 20, 2012

"@GintasReisgys: some AMAZING detailing here,GC Prostho Museum Research Center/Kengo Kuma & Associates http://t.co/K0gtUdJe" WOW #enoughsaid

GPI Design · January 20, 2012

RT @GintasReisgys: some AMAZING detailing here, ONLY in Japan GC Prostho Museum Research Center/Kengo Kuma & Associates http://t.co/o3Xwyro1

iCreate · January 19, 2012

GC Prostho Museum Research Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates | ArchDaily http://t.co/oln15Doz The structure is ingeniously interesting.

Arno M · January 19, 2012

GC Prostho Museum Research Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates http://t.co/QNehrlY8 It&#39s like fay jones on steroids.

Amelia Cazorla · January 18, 2012

Made in Japan: construir un museo como si de un mecano se tratase ¡Amazing! #arquitectura #museo #Japón http://t.co/REUGgJBS

Nate Lambdin · January 18, 2012

REALLY nice use of a light-weight 3D wood grid as structural element + space maker + screen. http://t.co/G1lulDt6

Studio Rodar · January 18, 2012

Structural intricacy delivers massive Japanese lantern effect #architecture #japan #design http://t.co/0A8RuV4r via @archdaily

Dan Spock · January 18, 2012

Wild toothpick-sculpture-style museum design: GC Prostho Museum Research Center. Try designing exhibits for this. http://t.co/Wy4p0LA1

Chris Weige · January 17, 2012

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Santi Maggio Savasta · January 17, 2012

GC Prostho Museum Research Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates http://t.co/15UMHEjV #Architettura #Architecture

Evan Marnoch · January 17, 2012

GC Prostho Museum / Kengo Kuma http://t.co/itCUBUBk Japanese craftsmanship at it&#39s finest. It&#39s like Ando&#39s Komyo-ji Temple on speed.

Bernt Carstenschulz · January 17, 2012

GC Prostho Museum Research Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates | ArchDaily http://t.co/BGzhWEZx via @archdaily Kengo Kuma at his best

Ryo SHIMIZU · January 17, 2012

The best way to start the week, seeing what architecture CAN and SHOULD be. The work of a master, so inspiring http://t.co/w7gxdWOD

Cheese Ng · January 17, 2012

The best way to start the week, seeing what architecture CAN and SHOULD be. The work of a master, so inspiring http://t.co/w7gxdWOD

mifachada · January 17, 2012

GC Prostho Museum Research Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates http://t.co/XusocQlT vía @archdaily

Sudar Khadka · January 17, 2012

he is always impressive

David Basulto · January 16, 2012

The work of a master...

Poulin Giroux Alexandre · January 16, 2012

J'adore les expériences architecturales comme celle-ci !

OrnamentandCrime · January 16, 2012

The poetics of construction.

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