Japan 2021Kyoto Yudo Pavilion
We designed a temporary fabric pavilion that floats in the bamboo grove of a temple in Kyoto. Flat “Tyvek” sheets were woven into a three-dimensional structure, and a bathtub was placed underneath this “fabric architecture” to create a semi-outdoor bath, where visitors could play with the hot water in the filtered light. Hence, a simple flat surface was transformed into a three-dimensional “architecture”.
The method of using the surrounding live bamboo as a support for the cloth is “defeated architecture” itself, as the white cloth sways when the wind blows.