In-between, Hinoki + Sugi Pavilion / x-studio

In-between, Hinoki + Sugi Pavilion / x-studio

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Kamiyama, Japan
  • Architects: x-studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  30
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Ivan Juarez
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Awa Aoishi, hinoki, sugi
  • Construction: comunidad local de Kamiyama (voluntarios) + Ivan Juarez
  • Project Manager: Mori San
  • Curadora: Keiko Kudo
  • Collaborator: Green Valley + KAIR
  • Architect In Charge: Ivan Juarez
  • City: Kamiyama
  • Country: Japan
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Text description provided by the architects. Ivan Juarez of x-studio has conceived a new approach to the natural landscape of Oawa mountain, a protected and sacred forest located in the town of Kamiyama, Japan. The region is covered by evergreen woodland where the predominant vegetation includes trees of hinoki 檜-Japanese cypress- and sugi 杉-Japanese cedar-. In-between pavilion consists of a sugi wooden space generated from two elevated planes supported by a series of vertical elements -trunks of hinoki and sugi- that merge together with the natural environment.

© Ivan Juarez
© Ivan Juarez

The wide frame suggests a fragment of the forest as a new viewpoint of reference. In this way, the pavilion pays homage to the traditional black-ink Japanese paintings made on landscape formats.

© Ivan Juarez
© Ivan Juarez

The project is drawn as a space that does not end in specific limits, but merges with the surrounding vegetation expanding the visual boundaries transforming into a large three-dimensional canvas. The visitor enters through a blue-green stone - awa aoishi 青石

© Ivan Juarez

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Address:Kamiyama, Myozai District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan

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Cite: "In-between, Hinoki + Sugi Pavilion / x-studio" [In-between, hinoki + sugi pabellón / x-studio] 09 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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