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Tue 5.11.

Roof and Mushrooms by Nendo with Ryue Nishizawa (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.11.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Roof and Mushrooms by Nendo with Ryue Nishizawa, photo: Daici Ano

Roof and Mushrooms by Nendo with Ryue Nishizawa, photo: Daici Ano

Japanese designers Nendo have collaborated with architect Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA to create a wooden pavilion that flows down a steep hill face covered in luxurious vegetation on the campus of Kyoto University of Art and Design.

 

 

Roof and Mushrooms by Nendo with Ryue Nishizawa, photo: Daici Ano

Roof and Mushrooms by Nendo with Ryue Nishizawa, photo: Daici Ano

“The adjacent area is earmarked for a new grove of Japanese plum trees, and their fragrant early spring blossoms will only add to an already beautiful site. Nishizawa used a single roof to incorporate these elements into the pavilion’s design.” says Nendo. “The roof is subtly inclined to follow the angle of the site. Dipping under it, visitors realise that the roof, delightfully and ambiguously, is also a wall. The pavilion’s spatial experience is intended to remind visitors of walking in the mountains under thick tree cover.”

 

Roof and Mushrooms by Nendo with Ryue Nishizawa, photo: Daici Ano

Roof and Mushrooms by Nendo with Ryue Nishizawa, photo: Daici Ano

“To date, many of Nishizawa’s buildings have felt like bright, open and airy fields or gardens, and the furniture inside them like wildflowers that blur the boundary between interior and exterior space while adding brightness and color. But for the shady interior of this wooden structure, clinging onto the hillside exposed to the elements, we thought that furniture like fungi would be much more appropriate.”

 

Roof and Mushrooms by Nendo with Ryue Nishizawa, photo: Daici Ano

Roof and Mushrooms by Nendo with Ryue Nishizawa, photo: Daici Ano

“Our mushroom-like stools for the space were handmade by artisans to slightly different shapes and sizes, giving a more natural effect. The stools’ layout – clustered at the base of pillars, or in the nooks and crannies by stone walls and staircases – evokes the way that mushrooms grow in the wild, and details like a handrail that transforms into a mushroom continue the metaphor. We wanted to design architectural elements that would ‘grow’ naturally from the space, rather than to put furniture in a room.”

 

Roof and Mushrooms by Nendo with Ryue Nishizawa, photo: Daici Ano

Roof and Mushrooms by Nendo with Ryue Nishizawa, photo: Daici Ano

 

to the Nendo website

 

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