Kogakuin University contracted and commissioned the FT Architects to make sports facilities located at their campus in west Tokyo. The design was really demanding which have venues of low cost. It was made from timber that were sourced locally. Moreover, the floor space offer 80sq. meter which is uninterrupted and columnless.
This case results to creative architectural designs.
The Coverage of the Kyudo Archery
A recursive joinery format was incorporated into the roofs of the two sports buildings with addition of repeated patterns arranged in layers to expand the vast spaces. A complex and comprehensive structural integrity has been provided in order to support the roof of the Kyudo Archery Building. This has been achieved through the utilization of frail timbers in combination with a complex lattice framework. The building architectural design idea is really compatible for use with the best crossbow for women.
Lattice Ceiling of the Kyudo Archery Hall
The ceiling of the archery hall is made of wood brace in perpendicular strips. This holds the vertical pillars which contain four parallel timbers. Moreover, it also resembles nocked arrows which create a slot from the cross-shaped notches. The elegance of the ceiling space demonstrates the traditions and cultures of the kyudo archery knowing about the good architecture.
Kyudo Archery Hall and its Eaves
The traditional Japanese timber and its purity has been broken down. This leads to its basic composition of horizontals and vertical eaves which has not been prioritozed even during Japan’s modernism.
Katsuya Fukushima and Hiroko Tominaga Boxing Club
The ceiling of the boxing club is created through a recursive joinery patterns. This aims to expand the ceiling of the boxing club. Meanwhile, the ceiling of this sports building is heavily handed with great fittings to expand the void rather than the strength over its lightness. Compared to the archery range’s roof that is light in weight, the boxing club’s roof is of bulky timbers that noticeably add weights and require to support the roof.
But the strong foundation of the posts make sure that the ceiling with tiered format has the ability to stand on its weight. There is more wood that has been utilized in making the roof of the boxing club. Aside from that, the architects said that the roof’s timber comes from local sources which was classified as defective because of insect damage.