Hakone Open Air Museum Pavilion

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The Timber Pavilion, or Woods of Net, at the Hakone Open Air Museum was designed by Tezuka Architects in Tokyo. Composed entirely of wooden beams without any metal parts, the structure is built with 589 pieces of timber using ancient temple construction techniques to build this, ironically, futuristic form. The total floor area measures 528 square meters. Dramatically hanging from the interior is a huge colorful climbing net reminiscent of Ernesto Neto’s art installations, designed by artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam.

Inside and out, a very cool structure.

via Spot Cool Stuff.

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