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Japan 2009Lucien Pellat-Finet Shinsaibashi

Interior | Retail/Cafe/Restaurant

We translated the softness of “Lucien Pellat-Finet” cashmere art and the Lucien hippy spirit represented by the skull pattern. The result was a proposal to use a joint system based on structural plywood to express the spirit in architecture.
Two different widths of structural plywood and three types of aluminum connectors were used to create a vegetable wall that can freely grow.

Looking directly from the side, the vegetable wall consists of a repeating pattern of pentagons and parallelograms that creates a cave by extending its depth. Each cell in the honeycomb wall functions as a shelf where products can be placed by controlling the cross-sections which are cut.

Team Kazuhiko Miyazawa Cooperation Ejiri Structural Engineers Facility P.T.Morimura & Associates Publication Shoten Kenchiku 2015/06 Vol.60 No.06 , Shoten Kenchiku 増刊 FACADE Vol.1 , GA JAPAN 103 , Shoten Kenchiku 2010/02 Vol.55 No.2