This is a facility for education programs to teach the multifaceted functions of forests. Workshops are repeatedly held with students of the academy under the lean-to roof with a large overhang which is supported by logs cut down from the forest in a V-shaped configuration, creating a very open space.
▼建筑外观，exterior view © Studio Any Ltd Matsushima
▼斜屋顶由从森林中砍伐的V形原木支撑 © Kenya Chiba the lean-to roof with a large overhang which is supported by logs in a V-shaped configuration
▼屋顶局部，partial view © Studio Any Ltd Matsushima
One-hundred year old Japanese cypress logs in the research forest adjoining the academy were cut down by students majoring in Forestry studies, and used in combination with cedar planks that still have the bark on for the doorjambs and mullion for the openings. Therefore, the materials themselves are used in the design to teach forestry education.
▼从树林望向建筑，view from the research forest © Kenya Chiba
▼入口立面细节，entrance facade detailed view © Kenya Chiba
▼室内空间，interior view © Studio Any Ltd Matsushima
▼室内夜景，night view © Studio Any Ltd Matsushima
Earth from the site and earth from Gifu Prefecture were applied to the symbolic walls by Syuhei Hasado, a plasterer from the prefecture, in a process that resembles a 12-layered ceremonial kimono.
▼墙面细节，wall surface detail © Kenya Chiba
▼建筑夜景，the structure by night © Studio Any Ltd Matsushima
Gifu, Japan 2020.3 educational facility 129.04 m2
Project team: Hironori Nagai Concept design: Kengo kuma Design: Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture, MIYAKE Architect Office. Design and Supervision : Daina Architect Co.,Ltd. Contractor : Sawazaki Kensetsu Co.,Ltd. © Photography by Kenya Chiba, Studio Any Ltd Matsushima