Kohki hiranuma architect & associates co. finished the Space lab project for the university of Tokyo in 2008. Space lab holds a lot of research work behind its name, responding not only to a problem of wasted materials in construction but also to issues related to the bound between the environment and the human being, material properties, and construction technics.
In Space lab lighting is generating the communication link, it is actually a constructive gap, visual changing signs showing the relevance of movement and time trough daylight during the different seasons.
“The shafts of the sunlight coming through the gaps between the stacked wood modularized in 90mm throughout the walls and roof, achieves space of varying expression.”
Four modular pieces, 3 from thinned wood and 1 from air (the gaps), give to Space lab its shape and enhance its flexible character in the visual and tactile field.
The modelling and process of Space lab are exquisite in detailing the project and the human interaction.
Photos by shigeta satoshi / nacasa & partners inc