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Japan 2018Sunnyhills’ Apple

Pavilion | Monument

Sunny Hills, the KKAA-designed shop selling pineapple cakes, recently launched their new apple cakes. As a way of promoting, we designed wooden furniture, fixtures and signs with the help of the latest parametric design tools. The shop has the characteristics of cloud-like structure made of thin wooden pieces of 60mm square. So as to be in harmony with these particles and their rhythmic arrangement, we assembled 12mm plywood panels.

Thanks to today’s advanced parametric modelling, even the materials are processed automatically (by laser cutter), which enables us to work with a multitude of materials at various scales. This project is an example of KKAA’s approach which takes advantage of the computational technology to acquire a new natural form.

Team Tomohiro Matsunaga, Shoki An