COEDA HOUSE

COEDA HOUSE

COEDA HOUSE © Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
COEDA HOUSE © Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
COEDA HOUSE © Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
COEDA HOUSE © Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
COEDA HOUSE © Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
COEDA HOUSE © Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
COEDA HOUSE © Kengo Kuma & Associates
COEDA HOUSE © Kengo Kuma & Associates
COEDA HOUSE © Kengo Kuma & Associates

COEDA HOUSE

COEDA HOUSE

Shizuoka, Japan
2017.09
Cafe
141.61 m2

Randomly stacking 8cm square cedar boards, we made a huge tree-like structure. Reinforcing with a carbon fiber rod (with a tensile strength 7 times that of iron) it becomes possible to have a single trunk with large branches while still diminishing movement during earthquakes. The site lies on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and due to the tree-like form, we were able to eliminate columns at the perimeter which would otherwise obscure the landscape.