KYOTO YUDO PAVILION

京都“湯道”パビリオン

KYOTO YUDO PAVILION © Kei Sugimoto
KYOTO YUDO PAVILION © Kei Sugimoto
KYOTO YUDO PAVILION © Kei Sugimoto
KYOTO YUDO PAVILION © Kei Sugimoto
KYOTO YUDO PAVILION © Kei Sugimoto

KYOTO YUDO PAVILION

京都“湯道”パビリオン

Kyoto, Japan
2021.10
Pavilion
33 m2

We designed a temporary fabric pavilion that floats in the bamboo grove of a temple in Kyoto.
Flat “Tyvek” sheets were woven into a three-dimensional structure, and a bathtub was placed underneath this “fabric architecture” to create a semi-outdoor bath, where visitors could play with the hot water in the filtered light. Hence, a simple flat surface was transformed into a three-dimensional “architecture”.

The method of using the surrounding live bamboo as a support for the cloth is “defeated architecture” itself, as the white cloth sways when the wind blows.

Project Team: Kazuhiko Miyazawa, Erika Mikami, Tomohiro Matsunaga, Shoki An

© ︎ Photography by Kei Sugimoto