Kengo Kuma’s Turkish art museum is made of stacked timber boxes

April 24, 2017 by  
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Prolific architect Kengo Kuma just unveiled plans for an amazing timber museum in Turkey. According to the architects, the Odunpazari Modern Art Museum will be an expansive complex made up of obliquely stacked wooden boxes, paying homage to the area’s traditional wooden Ottoman residences. The modern art museum is planned for Eskishehr, a university town about three hours from Istanbul. According to the Kengo Kuma studio , the design focused on blending the building into the existing urbanscape while creating a cultural landmark for the city, “Our design strategy is to make the volume in aggregation; stacking small boxes to create the urban scale architecture,” explained the studio. “Stacked boxes at the street level are read in the scale of surrounding houses and it grows taller towards the centre of the museum to stand in the urbanscape that announces itself as new cultural landmark of the area.” Related: Kengo Kuma unveils plans for spiraling timber-clad library in Sydney The timber boxes , which are placed at irregular angles will allow for the building to gradually grow in height from the exterior towards it center, creating a fairly large building but one that doesn’t hover over the traditional low-level buildings in the immediate area. Additionally, the wide spaces in between the horizontal timber slats – a nod to the area’s former wooden market – will illuminate the interior with tons of natural light . The entrance of the museum will lead to a central atrium, made up of four boxes and lit from a skylight in the ceiling. The boxes slowly rise up through the design, giving the interior plenty of flexible exhibition space . The larger exhibitions will be placed at the bottom level while more intimate collections will be exhibited in the smaller boxes at the top of the building. + Kengo Kuma Via Dezeen Images via Kengo Kuma

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Incredible museum by Kengo Kuma will be set inside a lush nature-infused cave in Manila

October 20, 2015 by  
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Spectacular timber-framed Vidalakis Residence cradles an infinity pool in California

October 20, 2015 by  
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Fast-Growing Bamboo Clads Kengo Kuma’s Tranquil Garden Terrace Miyazaki Hotel

May 20, 2013 by  
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Nadia Belalia’s Steampunk Lamps Are Made From Repurposed Colanders

May 20, 2013 by  
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So far we’ve seen many examples of kitchen utensils being repurposed into customized, low-tech and eco-friendly objects, but these gorgeous colander light shades by New York-based designer Nadia Belalia bring a special steampunk sensibility. Inspired by the “abundance and rawness” of industrial material in the New York, she created the series of lighting fixtures which combine the strength of metal with soft oval forms. Belalia’s lamps are currently on display at this year’s ICFF in New York. Read the rest of Nadia Belalia’s Steampunk Lamps Are Made From Repurposed Colanders Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “lighting design” , colander light shades , green design , icff nyc , Nadia Belalia lamps , new york design week , New York Design Week 2013 , NY designers , recycled colander design , recycled design        

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Kengo Kuma Creates a Dynamic Cave-Like Interior Using 2,000 Pieces of Wood

June 6, 2012 by  
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