August 9, 2013, 9:49 am
This is a small art gallery in large camphor trees of a new park in Fukuoka. The structure of this gallery is a suspension system like a hammock in a forest. It’s floor and roof are both steel – concrete composite slabs hanged from the column walls between trees, which is an extension of its piles from the ground. The curved surface of the roof is a catenary shape following to a force of gravity. The suspended slab works to lead people from the park into this gallery, and suspended roof works to make shades on the inside of the gallery. People will appreciate arts of the gallery with comfort like in a hammock in the forest.
ARCHITECT: Hirokazu Suemitsu+Yoko Suemitsu / SUEP, Fukuoka, Japan
LOCATION: Fukuoka, Japan
DESCRIPTION: Culture / Gallery
STATUS: completed
DESIGN: Hirokazu Suemitsu+Yoko Suemitsu / SUEP
DRAWINGS / IMAGES: Hirokazu Suemitsu+Yoko Suemitsu / SUEP
PHOTOES: Kai Nakamura
TEXT: SUEP
SOURCE: SUEP
The forest hammock gallery by SUEP
Hammock Gallery by Hirokazu Suemitsu+Yoko Suemitsu/SUEP in Fukuoka, Japan

The structure of this gallery is a suspension system like a hammock in a forest.

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