Cham

Cham

Cham © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Cham © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Cham © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Cham © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Cham © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Cham © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Cham © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Cham © Kengo Kuma and Associates

Cham

Cham

Sofia, Bulgaria
2019.10
165m²
Pavilion

The most “normal wood” used in concrete formwork in Bulgaria is cham.
We made a plank with this simple wood, by opening a hole, and weaving it using hemp rope with students of The University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy.
By taking advantage of the tension of the hemp rope, an unexpectedly light and soft pavilion was created.
By searching for new geometry in parametric design, we were able to recreate the simplicity of Bulgarian private houses and the transparency of Japanese lattice.

Project team: Tomohiro Matsunaga, Go Terasawa, Hossam Elbrrashi

Structural Engineer: KOZO KEIKAKU ENGINEERING Inc.

©Photography by Kengo Kuma and Associates