2011 - 2012
A replica of 17th century Japanese wooden bridge was constructed by the third year architecture students at Kingston University. It was part of the year-long project by the studio focusing on timber frame building technologies.
The interpreted design of the bridge represents the idea about economy of means, and about DIY using whatever was available to hand. The structure comprises standardised small section of timbers, screws and gaffer tapes.
It first tested over the Hogsmill River in Kingston, then travelled to Ecobuild in Docklands, and Embassy of Japan in Piccadilly. It is now permanently housed in West Lexham Ecological Centre in Norfolk, integrated as part of the existing visitor centre.
Takeshi Hayatsu, Tim Gough
Omar Abduliawad, Sulaiman Abedi, Tarek Abousakher, Julien Arnold, Yasmin Barnett, Miles Borg, Kaja Dahl, Lena Emanuelsen, Amarilnto Gkiosa, Joshua Heasman, Chetan Hirani, Mir Hosseini, Daniela Marin, Mahdi Mongabadi, Karen O Nyboe, Hazim Ramadan, Carl Scammell, Walid Sultani, Jack Syer, Jostein Vikanes, Solmi Won, Firat Yildirim
James Jones & Sons: Sustainable timber supplier
Kintaikyo World Heritage Promotion Office, City of Iwakuni Japan for archive information
Price & Myers
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