Kengo Kuma together with Azusa Sekkei have designed an ephemeral monument and a poetic landscape called “Carbon Huts.”
In Chikugo Regional Park, the largest park in Fukuoka Prefecture located next to Yabe River, the architects designed a grove of light and transparent huts.
By placing a pole shifted from the center of the circle and braiding carbon fiber strings radially to the ground, the design team created an upside-down funnel shape.
The braided carbon fiber strings were covered by transparent and soft “hats” made of ETFE.
They built a light hut like a primitive house with modern materials such as carbon and ETFE.
The three huts around the trees invite people visiting the park into the grove and offer a small relaxing place.
Project: Carbon Huts
Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Design Team: Hironori Nagai, Taro Awano, Yukiko Ang, and Hiroyo Yamamoto
Joint Venture Associate Architects: Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd.
General Contractor: OH-YABU CONSTRUCTION
Structural Engineers: Ejiri Structural Engineers
Photographers: Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office