Ireko

Ireko

Ireko@Takumi Ota
Ireko © Takumi Ota
Ireko © Takumi Ota
Ireko © Takumi Ota
Ireko ©  Alina Cuerten
Ireko © Alina Cuerten
Ireko © Alina Cuerten

Ireko

Ireko

Yokohama, Japan
Köln, Germany
2018.10(Yokohama)/2019.03(Köln)
200 m2 (Yokohama)/462 m2 (Köln)
Exhibition

This mobile pavilion is inspired by Japanese traditional craft called “Ireko: Nesting” .
It is assembled from various size of aluminum boxes, which can be easily dismantled and put together again in a nest-like structure. With these laser-cut aluminum boxes, KKAA and GC have created an airy configuration, emulating the branches of a tree. When the boxes are stacked up, an inspirational space appears, like trees in a forest.
The concept of “Ireko: Nesting” merges Japanese traditional craftsmanship with advanced technology, an
idea also adopted as GC’s corporate philosophy; a conservative yet innovative approach.

Project team: Shin Ohba,Yu Watabe,Yuen Yin Lee,Saki Osaka

© Photography by Takumi Ota/Alina Cuerten