This Project ( Karuizawa Museum Complex )  is inspired from ORIGAMI, the well-known Japanese paper craft technique, which I united with the nature found in the site of Yatsugatake mountain area in Nagano.

Karuizawa Museum Complex , Cortesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

Karuizawa Museum Complex , Cortesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

Since the facility is located next to the worldfamous Japanese artist/painter’s Museum, I wanted to harmonize Japanese traditional element and Japanese modern aspect and create an unique architecture.

Karuizawa Museum Complex , Cortesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

Karuizawa Museum Complex , Cortesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

I totally wanted to differenciate my work from theMuseum designed with lots of curves; I used straight lines to make a significant contrast, while showing its originality, but still, I think my work has a well-balance with the museum.

Karuizawa Museum Complex , Cortesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

Karuizawa Museum Complex , Cortesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

I would say developing ORIGAMI object to a real architectue has been a big challenge; at first, I created objects from paper with ORIGAMI technique, then I developed the structure to a real architectual one by playing with different triangler parts.

Karuizawa Museum Complex , Cortesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

Karuizawa Museum Complex , Cortesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

Project Info:
Architecture:
Yasui Hideo Atelier
Location: Kitasaku District, Japan
Type: Commercial › Office -Cultural › Museum
Hospitality + Sport › Restaurant
Status: Built
Year: 2011

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