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ポーランド 2021The Cloud


The design of the “Cloud” pavilion is inspired by the Polish and Japanese tradition of wooden architecture. The pavilion is designed on the basis of an individual interpretation of traditional carpentry connections. The project is inspired by analysis of slanted locks and dovetail joints connections. The pavilion’s composition is based on two groups of identical timber elements (long and short) connected with diagonal locks with an angle of 45 degrees for all connections.

The installation “The Cloud” is the result of the Polish-Japanese research and workshop program carried out in the years 2020-21. by the Kengo Kuma and Associates and the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts of the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University.

KKAA Design team: Kengo Kuma, Marcin Sapeta, Hossam Hesham, Tomohiro Matsunaga
In collaboration with:
The Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University
Krzysztof Ingarden, prof. AFMKU / Dean of the Faculty
Artur Jasiński, prof. AFMKU
Structural consultant:
Structured Environment Limited
Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers
Alan Burden (Director) Jordan Bocquillon
Carpenter: Jan Pęcek Zakład Stolarski, Krzczonów, Poland
Produced by: The Association for Architectural Education, Kraków
Sponsored by:
The Association for Architectural Education, Kraków
The Kyoto ‒ Kraków Foundation Andrzej Wajda i Krystyna Zachwatowicz
Patronage: Honorary Consul of Japan in Krakow

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