Caddisfly Nest

トビケラの巣

Caddisfly Nest ⓒ “Insects,” 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, 2019 Satoshi Asakawa
Hair Nest ⓒ Kengo Kuma and Associates
Hair Nest ⓒ Kengo Kuma and Associates
Hair Nest ⓒ Kengo Kuma and Associates
Nest of Magnet ⓒ Kengo Kuma and Associates
Nest of Magnet ⓒ Kengo Kuma and Associates
Nest of Magnet ⓒ Kengo Kuma and Associates
Ultra-thin Washi Nest ⓒ Kengo Kuma and Associates
Ultra-thin Washi Nest ⓒ Kengo Kuma and Associates
Ultra-thin Washi Nest ⓒ Kengo Kuma and Associates

Caddisfly Nest

トビケラの巣

Tokyo, Japan
2019.7-2019.11
Pavilion

「Hair Nest」Alan Burden
「Nest of Magnet」Norihiro Ejiri
「Ultra-thin Washi Nest」Jun Sato

KKAA was invited to design three pavilions for Exhibition “Insects: Models for Design”, curated by graphic designer Taku Sato and supervised by anatomist Dr. Takeshi Yoro.
We asked three engineering-designers (Jun Sato, Norihiro Ejiri, and Alan Barden) to join us in creating a structure modeled on the Trichopteran or Caddisfly, an insect which builds its shelter by simply gathering things that exist nearby.
Jun Sato worked on an object using a frame of Cypress and Keyaki (Zelkova) with a very thin 3mm cross section and the thinnest washi in the world. Ejiri stuck together balls with strong magnetic force, and Alan presented a shell structure made from human hair.
Bricolage is the term for collecting fragments from our surroundings in order to create a new structure. KKAA is also looking for ways to develop bricolage.

Project team: Tomohiro Matsunaga, Won Sungyeon, Hossam Elbrrashi

Production Cooperation:
Hair Nest Alan Burden :Production Cooperation: structured environment
Nest of Magnet Norihiro Ejiri : Production Cooperation: Cemedine Co., Ltd., SHOWA TECHNO FOAM CO.,LTD, Nichinan Iron Construction.
Ultra-thin Washi Nest Jun Sato: Form Development and Production: Jun Sato Laboratory, University of Tokyo; Jun Sato Structural Engineers Co., Ltd., John Bohn (SCI-Arc) + SCI-Arc Tokyo Studio / Plant Dying: Chikako Sato (Textile Artist) / Tengujo Washi Paper Production: Hidaka Washi Co., Ltd. / Yoshino Cypress and Zelkova Procurement: Mitsue Nakamura (littlemedia), Nara prefectural government, Nara wood brand division / Yoshino Cypress and Zelkova Fabrication: Yoshida Lumber Co., Ltd.
created for Exhibition “Insects: Models for Design” at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, 2019