Takewa

竹わ

Takewa ©Ed Reeve
Takewa ©Ed Reeve
Takewa ©Ed Reeve
Takewa ©Ed Reeve
Takewa ©Kengo Kuma laboratory, The University of Tokyo

Takewa

竹わ

London, United Kingdom
2019.09
85m²
Pavilion

“Take-wa, Bamboo Ring” is the pavilion built for London Design Festival. Using the new composite material made by bamboo and carbon fiber, we designed a donut shaped structure with its one end lifted up in the air.

The whole structure consists of 120 of 1.8m diameter rings made of the composite material woven by zip-ties. Combination of the traditional material camboo and the high-tech material carbon fiber achieved the light weight (structure can be held up by six people) and transparent structure.

Project team: Kengo Kuma laboratory, The University of Tokyo