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Yusuhara Marche / Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • 01:00 - 7 February, 2012
Yusuhara Marche / Kengo Kuma & Associates
Yusuhara Marche / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Takumi Ota Photography
© Takumi Ota Photography

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From the architect. Yusuhara Machino-eki is a complex of a market selling local products and a small hotel with 15 rooms. Combining the two different functions via atrium, a new core facility was born for the town of 3,900 in the mountains.

plan
plan

Yusuhara is widely known as the town facing a main road used by Sakamoto Ryoma, a high-minded warrior of the region who contributed to the initiation of the Meiji Restoration (big political reform). Along the road, there existed a number of greenrooms called “Chad Do” for travelers, which functioned not only as restrooms but also as a kind of cultural salon, serving teas free of charge. As an attempt to respect this history, we used thatch as the material, which is deeply related to “Cha Do,” which worked as a medium to connect the past with the present.

© Takumi Ota Photography
© Takumi Ota Photography

Glass fittings are used for the lower part of the building, including the market’s entrance facing the front road, which can be open at any hour of the day, and on top of it come piles of the straw unit in the module of 2,000×980mm, an unprecedented form for a curtain wall. Normally in a thatched roofing, thatch is fixed vertically against the foundation, in which its cut ends face towards outside. In this building, however, the bunch of thatch is bound horizontally to the foundation, with which the cut end won’t be exposed to rainfalls, and will last long. As another device, pivots are set on the steel mullion at the both ends of each thatch unit, so that it can rotate and take in fresh air from outside, which will the maintenance of the thatch easier.

south elevation
south elevation

For the interior, we used logs of cedar tree with some remained astringent skin. The remain of the astringent was controlled by the pitch of the bark peeler, so that some nuance was added to their texture. Using rough-textured materials, such as thatch and log, we tried to create a new characteristics of Yusuhara.

© Takumi Ota Photography
© Takumi Ota Photography
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Yusuhara Marche / Kengo Kuma & Associates" 07 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/199790/yusuhara-marche-kengo-kuma-associates/>
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Anie Veich · June 05, 2012

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Mark Gardner · April 03, 2012

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Andrea Espinoza · February 10, 2012

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Massimo Rodighiero · February 10, 2012

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Mughsin · February 09, 2012

Yusuhara Marche / Kengo Kuma & Associates | ArchDaily http://t.co/erbNELzp via @archdaily.. love the free teas story #warrior

Franz Spitaler · February 09, 2012

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ArchiTutorials · February 09, 2012

Another great project for #Architecture students to consider; innovation with traditional materials: thatch as cladding http://t.co/XUTRn7li

Rob Scott · February 09, 2012

Another great project for #Architecture students to consider; innovation with traditional materials: thatch as cladding http://t.co/hkOURqKG

mmmh... · February 09, 2012

Straw, cedar, glass | Yusuhara Marche | Hotel http://t.co/QlHmANrY via @archdaily #architecture #interiordesign

Studio EM · February 08, 2012

just adore the architecture of this Japanese hotel http://t.co/9PmQlG5j #Architecture #interiordesign #japan

ruj rattanapahu · February 08, 2012

More than art! >>> Yusuhara Marche / Kengo Kuma & Associates | ArchDaily http://t.co/NbaXhMMS via @archdaily #architecture

CLEA Latinoamérica · February 08, 2012

Un pequeño hotel y tienda de productos locales en Japón http://t.co/jE9zsg4z http://t.co/TSzmaxUN

Waldemar AB · February 08, 2012

Proyecto de Kengo Kuma & Associates en Japón
http://t.co/koHUO0Fy http://t.co/smzdmmA5

André Amaral · February 08, 2012

esse Kengo Kuma tem uma sensibilidade na aplicação de materiais impressionante, rara entre os arquitetos > http://t.co/BhTjVFd3 @archdaily

?TANCO · February 08, 2012

??????????????????? RT @ArchDaily: Yusuhara Marche / Kengo Kuma & Associates http://t.co/ulVFOUl0 #architecture

Haley Montgomery · February 08, 2012

The most amazement this morning... Japanese multi-use bldg. Steel, glass, logs & thatch. Yes, thatch! http://t.co/v70sqpQL via @ArchDaily

Haley Montgomery · February 08, 2012

The most amazement this morning... Japanese multi-use bldg. Steel, glass, logs & thatch. Yes, thatch! http://t.co/LNdKKezM via @ArchDaily

Nozomi Kobayashi · February 07, 2012

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PP Tiger · February 07, 2012

Un bâtiment de Kuma qui me fait penser au Zatoichi de Kitano : http://t.co/rOxrdk0g

paie · February 07, 2012

pity that the thatch and wood are applied upon and only too little integrated into the construction.

paie · February 07, 2012

a pity that the thatch and wood are only applied upon and only too little integrated into the construction

dydem · February 07, 2012
giovanni · February 07, 2012

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Mickaela Pereira · February 07, 2012

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ona · February 07, 2012

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