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Woods of Net

A new pavilion for the Hakone Open-Air Museum.
The structure is entirely composed of timbers without any metal parts.
320 cubic meter of timber members are used and there is nothing same among all the 589 members.
Cutting-edge structural analysis has been employed to overcome the variablity that characterizes timber.
While employing traditional wood joints we have searched for a futuristic form,which should result in a completely new type of architecture.

total floor area:528.50m²
completion:2009

Photographer : Katsuhisa Kida / FOTOTECA