River / Filter | Kengo Kuma and Associates
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Japan 1996River / Filter


This is a soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant built with wood located along the Abukuma River. The hole in the center of the structure consists of a frame that allows the architecture to connect the land with the river. Light, the field of view and wind are controlled with wooden louvers that have three different pitches.

Cooperation 青木繁研究室 Award Tohoku Architecture Award Publication Casa BRUTUS 2004/08 vol.53 , DETAIL 1998/02 , JA : The Japan Architect 1998/Winter 28 1997 YEARBOOK , Shinkenchiku 1997/06 , Shinkenchiku 1997/06 , Shoten Kenchiku 1997/05 , GA JAPAN 25 , Nikkei Architecture 1997/02/24 , Nikkei Architecture 1997/02/24 , GA JAPAN 23