Space lab: research, light and architecture

Space_lab_more_with_less_02Kohki 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. 
Space_lab_more_with_less_04In 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.
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“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.”

Space_lab_more_with_less_06Four 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.
Space_lab_more_with_less_03Space_lab_more_with_less_07The modelling and process of Space lab are exquisite in detailing the project and the human interaction.
Space_lab_more_with_less_01Space_lab_more_with_less_08Photos by shigeta satoshi / nacasa & partners inc

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