Dec '10 - Aug '12
As an attempt to create a structure as light as possible while
generating a complex spatial geometry, a shrink-wrap membrane was used
as a tension element connecting two independent rings together. The
concept of Minimal Surface Pavilion was conceived as an urban
furniture providing a place to sit and to gather for passerby.
This project is going to be built in 1:1 scale at Shinjuku of Tokyo on 14 of this month as a
way to refresh it in terms of urban crime and other negative aspects/social issues in this area.
By far we have done 4 versions of tests in terms of material/structure/geometry.
And the test is going on and on...
*And this project is developed at digital fabrication lab/obuchi lab of tokyo university ,directed by yusuke obuchi/kengo kuma/jun sato.
Here are some pictures during our testing process:
This is a mega-microblog of a master student @ obuchi lab university of tokyo. G30 Architecture & Urbanism University of Tokyo @ Archinect: http://archinect.com/schools/cover/28188564/university-of-tokyo-g30-architecture-and-urbanism