Friday, July 20, 2007

Chokkura Plaza, Kengo Kuma & Associates

'Soil' and 'Porosity', this building design was inpired by the characteristics of the material - Ooya stone which is soft to touch with its softest portion- the 'miso'- formed of soil trapped within it. A soft and warm ambience that invites the user is induced in the space through the extensive use of this stone.

The Ooya stone is stacked in pairs and woven into a basket like surface. Steel plates form the broad skeleton of the structure and the stone surfaces are woven between them.

Chokkura Plaza
Tochigi, Japan

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