©Kengo Kuma & Associates

China 2013Shanghai Labo

Interior | Educational

Commissioned by a university professor for his laboratory, we designed a shelf made of elm tree, getting a clue from the pattern of a honeycomb. Having analyzed its geometry, we invented a method originally to interlock each panel. Wood shelves tend to be monotonous, but we were able to provide a dynamic rhythm with this elm shelf using this fit system.

Team Makoto Shirahama*, Nahoko Yoshii, Kazuhiko Miyazawa, Tomoko Sasaki* Construction Nomura Company