GC Prostho Museum Research Center_ Kengo Kuma

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El cidori es un juguete tradicional japonés que se basa en una construcción hecha con pequeños palos de madera (12mm de largo), acoplados entre ellos mediantes simples juntas y rotación de las piezas, sin que exista ningún clavo o encaje.

Kengo Kuma, de nuevo conecta el pasado con el presente, dando origen a un edificio cuyo fundamento principal es el sistema Cidori. Lo que antes era un juguete, Kuma lo transforma en estructura y esto tiene como resultado la creación del edificio. El cambio de dimensión hace que los palitos de madera del juguete, ahora sean de dimensiones mayores, formando cuadrados de 50 cm.

La repetición del mismo modulo por todo el edificio genera una cierta desorientación al visitante, que invita a descubrir la totalidad del edificio. El sistema también permite la entrada de luz indirecta y tamizada, condición muy importante en la cultura japonesa.

La tridimensionalidad del modelo produce una perdida del contorno del edificio lo que genera una arquitectura  ligera y etérea. Se trata de un sistema expresivo que a la vez es decorativo en fachada, elemento estructural, y sistema expositivo dentro del espacio museístico del edificio.

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Cidori is a traditional Japanese toy base don constructing with a series of 12mm Wood sticks. They are assembled in different ways with small joints and no nails or metal fittings.

Kengo Kuma, makes a conexion between present and past basing this project in the Cidori system. What existed, as a mere toy becomes a real structure by changing the dimension of those sticks from 12 mm to 50 cm.

The repetition of this module can create certain disorientation to the viewer, which may develop a curiosity to discover the whole building. In addition, this Cidori system permits the introduction of an indirect and somehow obscure light, which is closely related to traditional Japanese architecture.

The building becomes ethereal and light and its profile is dissolved by this tri-dimensional structure. The application of the Cidori at this scale is at the same time an aesthetic resource as well as an structural system and the exhibition board for the museum.

+ AV Mas Madera

+ http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2012/02/06/museo-y-centro-de-investigacion-gc-prostho-kengo-kuma-asociados/

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