Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum

梼原 木橋ミュージアム

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum

Kumo no ue no Gallery
3799-3 Tarougawa, Yusuhara-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi Pref., Japan
445.79 m2

This is a plan to link two public buildings with a bridge-typed facility, which had been long separated by the road in between. The museum technically bridges communications in this area. It functions not only as a passage between the two facilities but also as an accommodation and workshop, ideal location for artist-in-residence programs. In this project, we challenged a structural system which composes of small parts, referring to cantilever structure often employed in traditional architecture in Japan and China. It is a great example of sustainable design, as you can achieve a big cantilever even without large-sized materials.

The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize (2011)

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