Sunny Hills Japan | Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Daici Ano

Japan 2013Sunny Hills Japan

Tokyo
Commercial
Completed
293
2F / 1BF

We used a traditional joint system in wood structure construction in Japan called “Jigoku Gumi” to create soft warm human space that feels like a forest or cloud.
The adoption of a 3D structure system enabled the cross section of one member to be reduced to as thin as 60mm x 60mm.

This same type of wood members that are as thin as branches which were used to build this space are used to taste the pineapple cake made from carefully selected ingredients.

Team Kenji Miyahara, Hiroaki Akiyama, Yuteki Dozono* Construction Satohide Corporation Cooperation Jun Sato Structural Engineers Facility Kankyo Engineering Exterior Green Wise Illumination YAMAGIWA Publication GA JAPAN 163 , Nikkei Architecture 2019/04/25 No.1142 , GA JAPAN 151 , Tokyojin 2017/08 , DETAIL 2016/04 , Shoten Kenchiku 2015/11 , JA : The Japan Architect 2015/Winter 96, YEARBOOK2014 , DETAIL 2014/07 201 , Casa BRUTUS 2014/06 vol.171 , Nikkei Architecture 2014/04/25 No.1022 , Casa BRUTUS 2014/04 vol.169 , GA JAPAN 126 , Shinkenchiku 2014/01 , Brutus 2013/12/15 No.768 , GA JAPAN 125 , JA : The Japan Architect 2013/Spring Vol.89 , JA : The Japan Architect 2013/Spring Vol.89 Photography ©︎ Alessio Guarino, ©︎ Daici Ano, ©︎ Edward Caruso