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Light Thread / EASTERN design office + KAWAGUCHI & ENGINEERS

11:00 - 4 January, 2012
Courtesy of EASTERN design office + KAWAGUCHI & ENGINEERS
Courtesy of EASTERN design office + KAWAGUCHI & ENGINEERS

EASTERN design office + KAWAGUCHI & ENGINEERS shared with us their project, Light Thread, China Agricultural University’s Gymnasium / Wrestling Arena for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. During the Olympic Games, the wrestling arena has a 10,000-person capacity. After the Olympic Games, 4,000 temporary seats can be taken out and the interior can be refitted with three arenas, a pool, and 6000 seats to transform the space into a gymnasium complex. Since this building will come into the possession of the Chinese Agriculture University, they sought to create a condition that allows the special requirements of the Olympic Wrestling Arena and the functional features of a building for the Chinese Agriculture University to both be fulfilled in a single construction. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Slit House / EASTERN Design Office

21:00 - 12 October, 2009
© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

Designed for an 80 year old woman, EASTERN Design Office’s Slit House, a reinforced concrete residential project,  “presents her both a life space with a soft light and an interesting experience of scale unlikely in a house.”  Situated in an old Japanese city on a site 50 meters by 7.5 meters, the home has long slits that run along a 22 centimeter thick wall, making the interior space open, while providing enough privacy.

More about the home and more images after the break.