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Yunoeki Oyu / Kengo Kuma and Associates

Yunoeki Oyu / Kengo Kuma and Associates
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Kengo Kuma and Associates
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018
  • Full Spec

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  • Main Spec

    {"Architects"=>[{"text"=>"Kengo Kuma and Associates", "url"=>"http://kkaa.co.jp/", "profile_url"=>"/office/kengo-kuma-and-associates", "profile_text"=>"Office Profile"}], "Location"=>"Akita Prefecture, Japan", "Area"=>"653.0 m2 ", "Project Year"=>"2018", "Photographs"=>[{"text"=>"Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office", "url"=>"", "profile_url"=>"/photographer/kawasumi-kobayashi-kenji-photograph-office", "profile_text"=>"Photographer Profile"}], "City"=>nil, "Country"=>"Japan", "Unit"=>"m2"}
© 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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Address: Akita Prefecture, Japan

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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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