Wood / Pile | Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Erieta Attali

Germany 2018Wood / Pile

2018.9
Krun
Pavilion | Exhibition
Completed
141
1F

We designed a facility for meditation in a forest on the outskirts of Munich, not too far from Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein castle.

Das Kranzbach is known worldwide as a mecca for spa goers and here in this cabin the hotel guests can practice yoga and meditation.

We selected fir trees grown near the site and milled them to a width of 30mm, piling them up like twigs, in order to produce a transitional scale between the large forest and small architecture. This is also a medium through which humans can be integrated into the forest. The little twigs disperse the light filtering through the skylight, repeating the effect of komorebi or ‘rays of light’ often experienced in the forest.

Team Satoshi Adachi, Katsuhito Komatsu*, Sarah Markert* Award AIT-AWARD 2020/Best in Interior and Architecture 2020 Publication DETAIL 2020/01 No.223 Photography ©︎ Erieta Attali