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Yunoeki Oyu / Kengo Kuma and Associates

  • 00:00 - 7 March, 2019
  • Curated by Clara Ott
Yunoeki Oyu / Kengo Kuma and Associates
Yunoeki Oyu  / Kengo Kuma and Associates, © Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Text description provided by the architects. Oyu onsen is a famous hot spring in Kazuno, Akita. We designed a community center here incorporating a shop, café, open-air theater, park, footbath, and biotope under one large roof.

© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

In order to create a dynamic space which varies according to the diverse programs, we referred to mage wappa, a round lunch basket made of thin wood, a traditional craft in Akita’s.

© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Cylinders of LVL (laminated veneer lumber) reference mage wappa and comprise the structure of the building.The assemblage of those rings then functions not only as a transparent structure but also as a partition or a shelf when needed.

© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

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Cite: "Yunoeki Oyu / Kengo Kuma and Associates" 07 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/912742/yunoeki-oyu-kengo-kuma-and-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884

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