Komorebi / Château-La-Coste | Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Robin Oggiano

France 2017Komorebi / Château-La-Coste

Pavilion | Civic
Completed
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On the hill overlooking Saint Victoire in Southern France that Cezanne much loved by Paul Cézanne, we made a pavilion as organic as a tree. By gradually lifting off the planks of ipe in 20 mm-thick with excellent durability, we achieved a floating kind of lightness. We supported the transparent structure by sandwiching a 4 mm-thick stainless plate between the planks. We tried abstraction of the trees in the way Cézanne drew Saint Victoire.

Cooperation Ejiri Structural Engineers Photography ©︎ James Reeve, ©︎ Robin Oggiano