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Wood

Project timeline

? – 2010

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Museum

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3799-3 Tarougawa
Japan

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446m²

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum Change this

Tarougawa, Japan
by Kengo Kuma Change this
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Located in Kochi Prefecture, Japan (Shikoku region in Southern Japan) is the Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum completed by Kengo Kuma & Associates in September 2010. The museum is a beautiful blend of classic Japanese and contemporary architecture in harmony with it’s natural wooded surroundings.

The magical element of this museum is the main wood column that supports the entire structure at the middle, the Japanese architects of Kengo Kuma seem have executed the design very tricky, conceal the other structures that also support the building at both ends by painting them in black. He created a shape that resembles a temple or a bridge (according to its name).

Comments

Posted by Guest | Sunday, March 4th, 2012 | 08:22am
the structure looks like a dougong, used in traditional japanese and chinese architecture, which are very resistant to earthquakes.

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