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Alexander Zaxarov
Sep 15, 2020

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has exhibited two mobile pavilions at the 2015 edition of Design Miami. Both structures seek to expand on the legacy of ancient japanese culture with bold contemporary forms.

The first structure — the Oribe Tea House is a temporary, mobile tea room. The entire design resembles an irregularly shaped cocoon, and is an homage to Furuta Oribe’s deformed ceremony bowl. 5mm thick corrugated plastic panels are arrayed at 65mm intervals and fixed together using banding boards. Once these panels are unfastened, the tea room returns to an assembly of cheap elements, meaning that it can be readily relocated.

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Alexander Zaxarov
September 15, 2020

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has exhibited two mobile pavilions at the 2015 edition of Design Miami. Both structures seek to expand on the legacy of ancient japanese culture with bold contemporary forms.

The first structure — the Oribe Tea House is a temporary, mobile tea room. The entire design resembles an irregularly shaped cocoon, and is an homage to Furuta Oribe’s deformed ceremony bowl. 5mm thick corrugated plastic panels are arrayed at 65mm intervals and fixed together using banding boards. Once these panels are unfastened, the tea room returns to an assembly of cheap elements, meaning that it can be readily relocated.

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