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Doshisha Chapel Complex Competition Entry / BAKOKO + Structured Environment

Architects BAKOKO, in collaboration with engineers Structured Environment, shared with us their proposal for a new chapel and Center for Christian Culture at Doshisha University’s Kyoto campus. With structure, form, and function molded into a singular totality, their intention is not to draw attention to the form of the building, but rather, to merge floor, walls, and roof into an immersive experience prioritizing personal reflection and human interaction within the central sanctums. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Timber Café Proposal / BAKOKO

Taking advantage of solid timber’s unique benefits, the Timber Café by BAKOKO, an emerging Tokyo architecture practice, is a proposal for a sustainable pop-up restaurant. The temporary building can be flat packed into a standard 40′ shipping container and erected with a crane in a mere day. Once assembled, this wooden box is remarkably self-stable. It does not need a permanent foundation, making it suitable almost anywhere. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Japanese Precut Timber Construction

Kyoai Gakuen University / BAKOKO

Courtesy of BAKOKO
Courtesy of BAKOKO

Japanese architects BAKOKO shared with us their project Kyoai Gakuen University, a new academic building located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. You can see more images and architect’s description after the break.